Sounds Of The River: A Memoir of China

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9780099453826: Sounds Of The River: A Memoir of China

In this second volume of memoir, following his acclaimed Colours of the Mountain, Chen arrives in Beijing, armed with a dogged determination to learn English and familiarise himself with 'all things Western', he must compete with every other student to win a chance to study in the US - a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the all-powerful professors. In this remarkable book - by turns poetic, ribald, hilarious, and heartbreaking - Chen retains his indomitable spirit, but will he be any closer to attaining his goal?

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‘Absorbing… funny, exciting, and moving.’ ine -- New York magaz

‘An extraordinary individual…[a] dazzling autobiography’ -- Los Angeles Times

‘An extraordinary writer… narcotically entrancing – almost impossible to put down…’ -- Baltimore Sun

‘Da Chen is a writer who exults in language… a breathtaking journey… A grand book in every sense.’ -- Malachy McCourt

‘Da Chen’s prose is truly lovely and hints at the true depths of his gifts as a writer’ -- San Francisco Chronicle

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Touching, funny and immensely charming, Da Chen's memoir tells of his arrival and his first years in Beijing, arriving an innocent from a rural farm and leaving on a rare and invaluable scholarship to study in the US.

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