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Dragonfly eyes

By: Wenxuan, Cao Wang, Helen(Translated by)

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1406378259 / 9781406378252
Paperback
07/01/2021
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United Kingdom
20 cm 432 pages
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Translated from the Chinese.

A family saga spanning fifty years and three generations, which takes the reader from the France of the Golden Age to poverty-stricken post-war Shanghai via the re-imagined rural China of the Cultural Revolution. Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, Nainai, share a rare bond.

Maybe because Ah-Mei is the only girl grandchild, or maybe because the pair look so alike - and because neither look much like the rest of their Chinese family.

Politics and war make 1960s Shanghai a hard place to grow up, especially when racism and bigotry are rife, and everyone is suspicious of Nainai's European heritage.

Ah-Mei and her family suffer much in this time of political upheaval, and when the family silk business falters, they are left with almost nothing.

But Ah-Mei and her grandmother are resourceful, and they have one another - and the tenderness they share brings them great strength.

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