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Riassunto: A unique modern memoir of growing up in rural China, Colours of the Mountain is a powerful and moving story of supreme determination and extraordinary faith against the most impossible odds. Da Chen was born in 1962 in a town over 50 hours' train journey from Beijing. Persecuted because of his family's landlord status, Da was an easy target for the farmer-teachers and bullying peasant boys. Whilst his older brother and sisters were forced to work in the fields, Da tired of the chaotic schooling of the Cultural Revolution and found solace with a band of good-time thugs. Following the death of Mao, an academic meritocracy was reintroduced. Da determined to escape Ch'ing Mountain, where he ran around barefoot and there was no electricity and no future. Together with his brother Jin, who had been working the land since boyhood, he began to study day and night. His determination is staggering and inspiring. In 1978, at the age of sixteen, Da Chen took a bus and a train for the first time in his life and travelled to Beijing, to the best English language institute in China. A book about friendships, prejudice, familial love and academic striving, and of one man's escape from hunger, poverty and ignorance, Colours of the Mountain is an inspiring and eloquently recounted memoir.
About the Author: Da Chen is the author of Colours of the Mountain and China's Son. An accomplished flautist and brush calligrapher, he lives with his wife and two children in New York's Hudson Valley.
Titolo: Colours of the Mountain : a Memoir
Casa editrice: William Heinemann
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Heinemann 01/01/1999, 1999. Condizione libro: used-good. - This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780434008124
Descrizione libro Heinemann 01/01/1999, 1999. Condizione libro: used-good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780434008124
Descrizione libro Heinemann 1999 Paperback, 1999. Condizione libro: Very Good. 324 pages. Codice libro della libreria 239015
Descrizione libro William Heinemann, London, 1999. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. The story of a boy growing up in rural China in the 60's and 70's a powerful and moving account of supreme determination against the most impossible odds. BOOK DETAILS: The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The card covers are clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright.no creasing to cover or spine and shows only minor shelf-wear. A very good copy. 324pp The unpacked weight of this book is approx.448g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). **Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.** Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 4356
Descrizione libro William Heinemann, U.K., 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, TPB, complete number line. Not remaindered or clipped - old stock price reduced from $24.95. Ready for immediate postage with free tracking. Codice libro della libreria 001469
Descrizione libro William Heinemann, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0434008125
Descrizione libro William Heinemann. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2766220195