Sep 17, 10
Read in May, 2006
short, evocative. first-person narrative, great juxtaposition of the beauty of the Chinese rural landscape and the horror of "re-education." the kicker is that the mountain girl leaves for the city after being herself “re-educated” by exposure to Western lit. makes me think of what could’ve been my mother's experience and wonder at the miracle of my grandfather's foresight to flee whilst they could.