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Confessions An Innocent Life in Communist China

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ISBN-10: 0393332004

ISBN-13: 9780393332001

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan Wilf, Kang Zhengguo

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"A mesmerizing read....A literary work of high distinction."William Grimes,New York Times This "gripping and poignant memoir" (New York Times Book Review) draws us into the intersections of everyday life and Communist power from the first days of "Liberation" in 1949 through the post-Mao era. The son of a professional family, Kang Zhengguo is a free spirit, drawn to literature. In Mao's China, these innocuous circumstances expose him at age twenty to a fierce struggle session, expulsion from university, and a four-year term of hard labor. So begins his long stay in the prison-camp system. He finally escapes the Chinese gulag by forfeiting his identity: at age twenty-eight he is adopted by an aging bachelor in a peasant village, which enables him to start a new life. 15 photographs.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

Susan Wilf teaches at George School in Pennsylvania and was awarded a PEN Translation Fund Grant for Confessions.