Years of Red Dust: Stories of Shanghai (Paperback)

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    QIU XIAOLONG is a poet, professor and author of five previous novels featuring Inspector Chen. Born and raised in Shanghai, where he was a renowned poet and translator, Qiu lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Published originally in the pages of Le Monde, this collection of linked short stories by Qiu Xiaolong has already been a major bestseller in France(Cite de la Poussiere Rouge) and Germany (Das Tor zur Roten Gasse), where it and the author was the subject of a major television documentary. The stories inYears of Red Dust trace the changes in modern China over fifty years--from the early days of the Communist revolution in 1949 to the modernization movement of the late nineties--all from the perspective of one small street in Shanghai, Red Dust Lane. From the early optimism at the end of the Chinese Civil War, through the brutality and upheaval of the Cultural Revolution, to the death of Mao, the pro-democracy movement and the riots in Tiananmen Square--history, on both an epic and personal scale, unfolds through the bulletins posted and the lives lived in this one lane, this one corner of Shanghai.

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    ISBN 9780312609252
    Genre FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 227
    Publisher Date 2011-11-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.48 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Stories of Shanghai
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Qiu, Xiaolong
    Country of Origin United States

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