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Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594488290
ISBN-13: 978-1594488290
 

Three generations of a family living under one roof reflect the dramatic transformations of an entire society in this memoir of life in 20th century China

"The Little Red Guard is a remarkable memoir. The story has universal resonance that is beyond history and culture. Huang tells it with extraordinary candor, acuity, and the cruel irony of life. As a result, the story is full of gravity, absurdity, and grief."
— Ha Jin, author of Waiting
"A memoir centered on a coffin? Yes, and it works."
— O, The Oprah Magazine
"In The Little Red Guard, Wenguang Huang manages to tell such a riveting, well-crafted story."
— "Book of the Week," Oprah.com
"If you are looking for a book that brings a corner of modern China alive—a book filled with humor, family squabbles and ordinary life in a large city in a one-party state—look no further than "The Little Red Guard."
— The Wall Street Journal
"Illuminating… Huang’s coming-of-age story eloquently describes his family coping with change and how, in a turbulent time, he made sense of the world."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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