Daughter of the River by Ying Hong

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With searing lyricism, "Daughter of the River" portrays the coming-of-age of a young writer in the urban slums of Communist China.

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Hong Ying was born in Chingqing in 1962 into a boat sailor's family. She was the sixth child in a family of eight, and endured great poverty and hunger as a child during the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution. HOWARD GOLDBLATT and SYLVIA LI-CHUN LIN are translators of Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man, which was named the 1999 Translation of the Year by the American Literary Translators Association. They live in South Bend, Indiana.
Published October 15, 1998 by Trafalgar Square. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The famine years of the early “60s, brought on by inept government policies, led her mother, Hong Ying learns, to make choices she would not otherwise have made.

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The quest takes place in 1980 at the time of her eighteenth birthday, as she learns of, and meets, her biological father, hears the family history from her mother and eldest sister, and has an affair with a teacher from her school.

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