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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Ying Chang Compestine

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party By Ying Chang Compestine

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine


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Summary

Nine-year-old Ling leads a happy life with her parents, who are both dedicated doctors. Her world gradually starts to disintegrate when Comrade Li, one of Mao's political officers, moves into their apartment. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbours, and soon for herself and her parents.

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Summary

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine

This is a powerful story of a girl who comes of age and fights to survive during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1969). Nine-year-old Ling leads a happy life with her parents, who are both dedicated doctors. Her world gradually starts to disintegrate when Comrade Li, one of Mao's political officers, moves into their apartment. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbours, and soon for herself and her parents. Over the course of four years, and despite witnessing many horrors, Ling not only survives, but manages to bloom as well.

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Reviews

* "Readers should remain rapt by Compestine's storytelling throughout this gripping account of life during China's Cultural Revolution."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review"Laced in all the right places with humor, fury, fear, resolve and eventual relief, her childlike voice is carefully maintained over the sweep of four years--candid and credible, naive and nuanced."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "This child's-eye view of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is ultimately a tale of survival; lyrical yet gripping, accessible and memorable, it's based on the author's experiences. Certain to inspire discussion about freedom and justice."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Authentic. . . . This semi-autobiographical novel comes alive with the author's rich descriptions of the sights and smells of China at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution."--"School Library Journal""In clipped lyrical sentences, Compestine's first-person narrative sets a naive child's struggle to survive against betrayal and cour

About Ying Chang Compestine

Ying Chang Compestine was born and raised in China. She is a national authority on Chinese cuisine and culture and the author of three cookbooks for adults and eight picture books for children. She lives in California with her family. This is her first novel.

Additional information

GOR004033141
9781406315851
1406315850
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Walker Books Ltd
2008-07-07
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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