Audio MP3 on CD(MP3 on CD)

$9.99 View All Available Formats & Editions
Usually ships within 6 days


Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522675228
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 06/28/2016

About the Author

Anchee Min is a painter, photographer, musician and author who lives in San Francisco and Shanghai. She is the author of Red Azalea, a memoir of her early life in China and how she eventually came to America.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Searing, uncompromising prose. -Harper's Bazaar

Joltingly honest...and arresting tale of tyranny, deprivation, culture shock, eroticism, spirituality awakening and courage. -Booklist

Superb writing...Katherine explores the complex hungers of human soul caught up in the whirlwind of epic-making events. -San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

The story changes forward with its own energy. But with Min, there is a second reward-her eloquent, passionate writing. -Detroit Free Press

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Katherine 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
autumnesf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I listened to this one on tape must admit that I found Red Azalea better. This book is about an American teaching English in Shanghai in the early eighties and her interaction with her students. The main characters include Zebra, who becomes Katherine's friend and has her own tragic Cultural Revolution history and another male student named Lion Head. There is a love triangle or two, Katherine and her students breaking the rules and even Katherine's attempt at adopting a Chinese orphan (not realistic for todays time frame but that was before International adoption was as we know it). Worth a library check-out. If you listen to this one on CD/tape, there are parts that are not for kids.