Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China

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Product Details

Price
$30.00
Publisher
Pantheon Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781101871492

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About the Author

RAO PINGRU was born in 1922. He lives in Shanghai, China.

Translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman.

Reviews

"A vivid, at times intimate, portrait of a changing China."
--The Christian Science Monitor, "10 Best Books of May"

"Pingru's intimate, illustrated memoir of a life shared with his wife, Meitang, offers a touching portrait of marriage. The story is driven by rich memories of everyday life. . .paired with Pingru's expressive ink drawings. . . . Our Story makes a compelling case for love's power."
--Booklist

"Using spare prose and stunning, full-color illustrations, Pingru reveals his struggles, joys, and enduring love for his wife over the course of their lives in a dramatically changing China. . . . Pingru's exquisite, visually dazzling memoir reveals an ordinary life lived in extraordinary times."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Pingru, [at age] 95, makes his literary debut with a charming memoir illustrated with his own evocative watercolors . . . . A graceful, gently told narrative of contentment and resilience."
--Kirkus Reviews