By Anchee Min
Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing to be up within the final years of Mao’s China. As a baby, she used to be requested to publicly humiliate a instructor; at seventeen, she was once despatched to paintings at a exertions collective. Forbidden to talk, gown, learn, write, or love as she happy, she discovered a lifeline in a mystery love affair with one other girl. Miraculously chosen for the movie model of 1 of Madame Mao’s political operas, Min’s lifestyles replaced in a single day. Then Chairman Mao all of sudden died, taking with him a whole global. A revelatory and hectic portrait of China, Anchee Min’s memoir is outstanding for its candor, its poignancy, its braveness, and for its prose which Newsweek calls "as soft and evocative as a conventional chinese language brush painting."