Katherine

Katherine

Book - 1995
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Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle

Blackwell North Amer
An American woman comes to China to teach English just as that country opens its doors, six years after the deal of Chairman Mao. Her clothes, her hair, her charm - the stories she tells of an American childhood, the lessons in casual conversation and pop music - awaken in the men and women she tutors a yearning for the tantalizing West and an unknowable eroticism. She is a witting and unwitting seductress who cannot conceive that when she enters into a love triangle with two of her students - one male, one female - its consequences will be insidious and inexorably tragic.
In Katherine, Min writes of the clash of centuries-old mystical traditions and modern American ways, of love and betrayal, and of both the balm and destruction obsession offers. Anchee Min's fiction debut confirms her arrival as a writer of singular importance.

Baker
& Taylor

Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9781573220057
1573220051
Branch Call Number: MIN
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm.

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Nov 03, 2010

not bad book - growing up in the cultural revolution

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