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Startling Moon

Startling Moon

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by Liu Hong, L. Hong
     
 

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When six-year-old Taotao is sent by her mother to live with her grandparents, her whole world seems to have fallen apart. Only in later years does she learn of her mother's secret pain—her own father's fall from grace in the Cultural Revolution—and come to understand the sacrifice she has made for her daughter. Startling Moon looks back to a

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When six-year-old Taotao is sent by her mother to live with her grandparents, her whole world seems to have fallen apart. Only in later years does she learn of her mother's secret pain—her own father's fall from grace in the Cultural Revolution—and come to understand the sacrifice she has made for her daughter. Startling Moon looks back to a past of rich but suppressed tradition, and forward to a very different China. Above all, it is the story of Taotao's quest to know her own heart, and of the blossoming of a passion which will lead her to risk all that she holds dear.

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ISBN-13:
9780747265092
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.83(d)

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Startling Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BrianGriffith More than 1 year ago
This is part of the great saga of a generation--the generation that came of age in the spring of 1989, discovered love, fear, and connection to the whole world. Liu captures a series of shifts, partly in the Chinese universe, and partly in her own emerging powers. There's the craving for recently suppressed culture, in which memorizing old Tang poems or reading the Dream of Red Mansions seems adventurous rather than traditional. There's the incredible purity and idealism of girlhood, which at first serves as the weapon of old fashioned innocence. Then it turns to a boldness that scorns security, and a different kind of adult appears. --author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization