Li Cunxin - Mao's Last Dancer (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Written gift message on title page)
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Rest of The World
- Published : 2003 (This Edition 2008 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780141040226
- SKU : B001867
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet.
In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world.
This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.
". . . you cannot do better than to read this book." - Mail On Sunday.
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