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Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up / Xiaolu Guo.

Author/creator Guo, Xiaolu, 1973- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage, 2017.
Description317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Abstract Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. It's a strange beginning. Guo's extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons. How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts. How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace. Most poignantly of all: how to love when you've never been shown how.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781473524309
ISBN9781784740672 hardback
ISBN1784740675 hardback
ISBNelectronic book

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