segunda-feira, agosto 29, 2005

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

"This lovely story almost reads like fairy tale. Two young men being "re-eduated" in China learn that a third has possession of books of classic world literature (illegal under Chairman Mao's government). We are taken lightly into the recent history of Chinese government repression and shown how a few people react by watching thesefellows acquire the books and use them with joy." SqueakyChu

I thought it was an extremely well written novel, filled with delicious irony, leaving an open question about who was re-educated after-all.