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Sounds of the River

(2002)
A non fiction book by

 
In this "equally beguiling sequel to his acclaimed memoir, Colors of the Mountain" (Kirkus Reviews), teenager Da Chen takes his first train ride away from the farm he was raised on to his new university life in Beijing. He soon faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal roommates. Undaunted by these hurdles, and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western," he competes to win a chance to study in America -- a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors.

Poetic, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Sounds of the River is a gloriously written coming-of-age saga that chronicles a remarkable journey -- a travelogue of the heart.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Sounds of the River: A Memoir of China
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-434-01064-2 / 978-0-434-01064-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Sounds of the River: A Memoir
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-06-019925-3 / 978-0-06-019925-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Sounds Of The River: A Memoir of China
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-09-945382-7 / 978-0-09-945382-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Sounds of the River: A Memoir of China
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-434-01065-0 / 978-0-434-01065-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Sounds of the River: A Young Man's University Days in Beijing
Author(s): Da Chen
ISBN: 0-06-095872-3 / 978-0-06-095872-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Sounds of the River
Author(s): Chen Da
ISBN: 1-57453-500-5 / 978-1-57453-500-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sounds of the River: A Memoir
Author(s): Da Chen
Publisher: Harper
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