The Cooked Seed (Hardback)
  • The Cooked Seed (Hardback)
zoom

The Cooked Seed (Hardback)

(author)
£14.99
Hardback Published: 04/07/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In 1994, Anchee Min published Red Azalea, a memoir of growing up during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. It became an international bestseller. Twenty years later, Min returns to give us the next chapter, as she moves from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money or a clear path. With the help of actress Joan Chen, Anchee applies to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She shows a portfolio of her self-taught brush paintings at the US consulate and is granted an entry visa, but once in America, Anchee finds she is on her own, forced to survive by her wits and indomitable spirit. She teaches herself English by watching Sesame Street, has five jobs at once sleeps in unheated rooms in desolate neighbourhoods. As well as her struggle to understand her new country - the food, the warm showers - Anchee suffers rape, collapses from exhaustion, marries poorly and divorces after giving birth to her daughter, Lauryann. Despite her tough, lonely journey, Anchee finds that it is Lauryann who will save her and root her, finally, in America. As a child, Anchee understood herself as a mere 'bolt on the great machine that was Communism'; in America she learns how to succeed in a radically different culture despite bitter hardships and countless setbacks. The Cooked Seed is an unforgettable story.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408838174
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
All That Remains
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Listening to the Animals: Becoming The Supervet
Added to basket
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Educated
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Unnatural Causes
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Down to Earth
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Fail
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Me
Added to basket
Me
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Somebody I Used to Know
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bookworm
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.