Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

eBook - 2004
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At once a coming-of-age tale and a heart-rending love story, Wild Ginger explores the devastating experience of the Cultural Revolution, which defined Anchee Min's youth. The beautiful, iron-willed Wild Ginger is only in elementary school when she is singled out by the Red Guards for her “ foreign-colored eyes." Her classmate Maple is also a target of persecution. The novel chronicles the two girls' maturing in Shanghai in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Chairman Mao ruled absolutely and his followers took up arms in his name. Wild Ginger grows up to become a model Maoist, but her love for a man soon places her in an untenable position — and ultimately in mortal danger. This slim and powerful novel “ examines the fragile sensibilities and emotions of an entire generation of Chinese youth" (Washington Post) and brilliantly delineates the psychological and sexual perversion of those times.
Publisher: 2004.
ISBN: 9780547349374
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Mallee: Though Wild Ginger is shunned by the Red Guards, because of her father's imprisonment, she rises through the ranks.

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sinclair29
Jan 12, 2014

Very good book. The story of a girl living during the cultural Revolution in China.

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mei21383017426672
Jun 28, 2011

learn from the mistake happened in Chinese history

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jjens01
Nov 03, 2010

not bad book - growing up in the cultural revolution

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