Forbidden City : a novel
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Forbidden City : a novel

By Hua, Vanessa, author.

Genre Historical fiction.

Audience Adults

Published 2022 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine

ISBN 9798885783224

Bib Id 2563763

Copyright 2022

Edition Large print edition.

Description 589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

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Forbidden City : a novel
Large print edition.
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2022 by Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine :
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589 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"On the eve of China's Cultural Revolution and her sixteenth birthday, Mei dreams of becoming a model revolutionary. When the Communist Party recruits girls for a mysterious duty in the capital, she seizes the opportunity to escape her impoverished village. It is only when Mei arrives at the Chairman's opulent residence--a forbidden city unto itself--that she learns that the girls' job is to dance with the Party elites. Ambitious and whip-smart, Mei beelines toward the Chairman. Mei gradually separates herself from the other recruits to become the Chairman's confidante--and paramour. While he fends off political rivals, Mei faces down schemers from the dance troupe who will stop at nothing to take her place and the Chairman's imperious wife, who has secret plans of her own. When the Chairman finally gives Mei a political mission, she seizes it with fervor, but the brutality of this latest stage of the revolution makes her begin to doubt all the certainties she has held so dear. Forbidden City is an epic yet intimate portrayal of one of the world's most powerful and least understood leaders during this extraordinarily turbulent period in modern Chinese history. Mei's harrowing journey toward truth and disillusionment raises questions about power, manipulation, and belief, as seen through the eyes of a passionate teenage girl"--
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Large type books