Chinese Memories by Olivia Wang

By Olivia Wang

within the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s, boys and girls in China will not be allowed to stay teenagers lengthy. For Morning Feather, lifestyles in the course of the Cultural Revolution consists of consistent sacrifice. Even milk is rationed, as she unearths out while she steals her child sister’s component, sending the family into an uproar.

Despite the large societal adjustments happening round her, Morning Feather specializes in issues ladies her age care approximately: her loved cat, Gray-Gray, who suffers a violent loss of life; her valuable, mulberry-eating silkworms; Ray, the classmate she has a overwhelm on…

Ray continuously makes Morning Feather’s center bypass a beat. She is heartbroken whilst Ray drops out of faculty to paintings on the neighborhood cement factory—at the age of thirteen!

Decades later, Morning Feather encounters Ray back in an unforeseen atmosphere. Now a company lawyer within the usa, she’s agreed to help her uncle in defeating a lawsuit in Beijing. while she returns to China as promised, she reveals herself dealing with off opposed to her first precise love.

Readers who get pleasure from tales approximately bygone occasions and diversified cultures will delight in this quiet story of a bittersweet homecoming.

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