As a child, Min was asked to publicly humiliate a teacher; at 17, she was sent to work at a labor collective. Forbidden to speak, dress, read, write, or love as she pleased, she found a lifeline in a secret love affair with another woman. Miraculously selected for the film version of one of Madame Mao’s political operas, her life changed overnight. Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. Exceptional for its candor, its poignancy, its courage, and for its prose which Newsweek called "as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting."
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