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The Straw House

A novel by

Set in China's Jiangnan area in the early 1960s, The Straw House centers around ordinary village life and follows a young boy named Sang Sang. Within the seemingly simplistic life of everyday China emerge several interwoven, deeply moving stories that bid farewell to the innocence of childhood, and embrace - albeit reluctantly - the responsibilities of adolesence. First published in 1997, The Straw House has been called a landmark work in the history of Chinese children's literature.

Recommended for ages 12 and up

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: The Straw House: A Novel
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-59265-054-6 / 978-1-59265-054-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Shanghai Book Traders
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