Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Audiobook (Unabridged)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Unabridged), by Dai Sijie
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At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for re-education. The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of the Phoenix mountains, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down the precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin - and, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor.

But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed.

From within the hopelessness and terror of one of the darkest passages in human history, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening, and the magical power of storytelling. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author Dai SijieDai Sijie was born on March 2, 1954 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Dai Sijie is one of our most featured and respected Fiction and Education authors available on our website. With a total of 2 audiobooks in our collection, such as Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch, you can listen to over 11 hours of stories from Sijie. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress was added to our online catalog in 2002, making it the oldest title we carry from Sijie. The book, Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch, is the latest of his works to be added to our collection. Though all of Sijie's Fiction titles can be enjoyed by our customers, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is the most popular and bestselling on our site. To view the entire collection of 2 audiobooks, please visit his author page today: Dai Sijie.