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Sounds Of The River
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  • Published: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099453826
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

Sounds Of The River


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Touching, funny and immensely charming. Da Chen's memoir tells of his arrival and his first years in Beijing, arriving an innocent from a rural farm and leaving on a rare and invaluable scholarship to study in the US.

In this second volume of memoir, following his acclaimed COLOURS OF THE MOUNTAIN. Chen arrives in Beijing. armed with a dogged determination to learn English and familiarise himself with 'all things Western', he must compete with every other student to win a chance to study in the US- a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the all- powerful professors. In this remarkable book- by turns poetic, ribald, hilarious, and heartbreaking- Chen retains his indomitable spirit, but will he be any closer to attaining his goal?

  • Pub date: 1 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099453826
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Da Chen

Da Chen is also the author of Colours of the Mountain and China's Son. An accomplished flautist and brush calligrapher, he lives with his wife and two children in New York's Hudson Valley.

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