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|Title||:||Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up|
|Number of Pages||:||304|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Memoir, China, Biography|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up i Ah Xiaolu you are so big now Then I heard my grandmother speaking behind the woman This is your mother call her mother I stared at the woman perplexed i .
Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is six They are strangers to her When Xiaolu is born her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains Aged two and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea It s a strange beginning .
Like a Wild Swans for a new generation Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China censorship underground art Western boyfriends In she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in a picturesque British village Now after a decade in Europe her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home .
Xiaolu Guo s extraordinary memoir is a handbook of life lessons How to be an artist when censorship kills creativity and the only job you can get is writing bad telenovela scripts How to be a woman when female babies are regularly drowned at birth and sexual abuse is commonplace Most poignantly of all how to love when you ve never been shown how