Red Azalea

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-06-01
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Anchee Min's remarkable story reveals both the brutality of oppression and the incredible resilience of the human spirit. A journey of passion and danger, luck and betrayal, told in spare, elegant prose that Newsweek calls "as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting. From the author of Katherine. National ads/media.

Author Biography

Born in Shanghai in 1957, Anchee Min came to America in 1984 with the help of actress Joan Chen. She has worked as a waitress, a house cleaner, an assistant on construction sites, a fabric painter, a messenger, and a model while attending English As a Second Language classes. In 1990 she received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied filmmaking and music. Her memoir Red Azalea, written over eight years, won the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 1994, and was an international bestseller, with rights sold in twenty countries. Her second novel, Becoming Madame Mao, was recently published in hardcover. She lives and works in California with her husband and daughter.

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