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Under Fishbone Clouds by Sam Meekings
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Apr 11, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, asian, history-historical-fic
Read from April 11 to 29, 2011

This story takes place during the Cultural Revolution of China. While it is slow moving, I feel that is mirrors the drawn out Revolution and the 10 Year March. It is supposed to be a love story, not the romantic kind, but the committed dedicated sacrifical kind of love. What I enjoyed the most was the viewpoint from which it was written. Most books I have read about the Cultural Revolution reflect either the educated elite who become victims or the angry peasants who became brutally dangerous with their new powers. This shows a "regular" family that is swept up into the movement, thinking they are doing their part to help their country and unable to forsee the disasterous outcome.

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