Katherine by Anchee Min

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Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea. 40,000 first printing.

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Anchee Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. At seventeen, she was sent to a labor collective, where talent scouts discovered her and recruited her to work as an actress. She came to the U.S. in 1984 with the help of the actress Joan Chen. A painter, photographer, and musician, she lives in Los Angeles and Shanghai with her husband and daughter.
Published January 1, 1995 by Riverhead. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Now ``former'' revolutionaries, they bitterly realize that ``our youth had faded without a trace...[as] we learned to distrust...acted like heartless robots, our souls wrapped in darkness.'' But Katherine, a young American in Shanghai to teach English while she completes her dissertation, soon ch...

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After his parents threatened to send him to a special school for the visually impaired, Hero convinced Isa and Rachel to run away with him to California.

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A story of the western world.'' Katherine meets Zebra's expectations, teaching her not only English but also the finer points of the Beatles, makeup and illicit affairs.

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Entertainment Weekly

At first it seems odd that Anchee Min, late of Mao's labor collectives, would-be Chinese film star, and recently famous in the West for her powerful autobiography (Red Azalea), would choose for her maiden fiction Katherine, the story of an American English teacher in China.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

At the same time, Heigl's Jen Kornfeldt is arriving in Nice to take a holiday with her parents - mature he-man Tom Selleck and comedian Catherine O'Hara, who's enthusiastically drinking anything with alcohol in it.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY By Katherine Boo Scribe, $27.95 MORE than two decades ago, on an accidental stopover in what was then known as Bombay, I was faced with horrors I had never imagined.

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The Age

You can skip to the end if you wish to avoid what the trailer has already given away - that Holly and Messer, as he prefers to be known, become instant parents when Peter and Alison die in a car crash.

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Brisbane Times

Today the fun continues with a range of artists geared for a big bang finish including The Temper Trap, Editors, home-grown outfits Hungry Kids of Hungary and John Steel Singers as well as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sarah Blasko and Grizzly Bear.

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