Monday, February 04, 2013
Colors of the mountain
The author takes the title of this book from a couplet his grandfather painted on the old Chen mansion -- "Colors of the mountain will never leave our door. Sounds of the river will linger forever in our ears".
Da Chen, was born in 1962 in the year of Great Starvation in China, and his family belonged to the disrespected landlord class. In this book he describes his life during Cultural Revolution in mainland China ... how he always hungry, yearned for food; how his parents and grandfather were routinely beaten up by the Red Guards; how he first learned English; how to defend himself and how to work toward his future.
A real life story.
Posted by Hygieia at 2/04/2013