Princeton University Library Catalog

Little sister : searching for the shadow world of Chinese women / Julie Checkoway.

Author:
Checkoway, Julie [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Viking, 1996.
Description:
xiv, 232 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary note:
  • In Little Sister: Searching for the Shadow World of Chinese Women, Julie Checkoway relives a year spent in a large, industrial, politically conservative Chinese city. She reveals the secret, traditional bonding of its women: fortification against a life as oppressive as it has ever been.
  • Little Sister penetrates this hidden world to tell stories that are touching, harrowing, and compelling: the woman so desperate to leave China that she will do so as a mail-order bride; the woman who sacrifices romantic love for her Communist ideals; the woman who, during the Cultural Revolution, is forced to perform work that results in her disfigurement.
  • Interwoven with the women's lives is the life of the author herself, her poignant memories of the mother, sisters, and grandmother she lost as a child - and, at last, a resolution of her grief.
Notes:
"A Memoir"--t.p.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0670848786 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
96003732
OCLC:
503438469
RCP:
C - S