Snow falling in spring quotes
Moying Li (Author of Snow Falling in Spring)
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Snow Falling in Spring
Rate this book. Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of , when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn.
Rate this book. It was a hot summer, and the words on every grown-up's lips were Great Leap Forward. But the glow of hope on their faces and the confidence in their voices told me that this Great Leap Forward would be a big accomplishment - something to be truly proud of. I trusted grownups in those days with all my heart. This was the summer of , and I was four years old. My family lived in Beijing with my maternal grandmother, Lao Lao, and maternal grandfather, Lao Ye, in a traditional si-heyuan - a large square yard surrounded by one-story houses with sloping roofs on each side. Sharing our siheyuan were my aunts and uncles and a few tenants: the families of a tailor, an electrician, and a clerk.
Her family even gives over their lovely courtyard to a belching, smoky furnace so that the neighborhood can supply steel for the Great Leap. Neighbors contribute their cooking pots and cutlery for the cause. Then there is the war on the sparrows, a crusade to eliminate the accused scourge of crops. But things do not go as hoped. Making good steel, it turns out, is more difficult than it looks, and the government rejects the lot, leaving the neighbors downhearted and decidedly less well equipped in their kitchens. As for the sparrows, well, the government had not considered the fact that sparrows eat insects.
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