Lee grew up in the tumultuous 60s and 70s China. As a young boy growing up in political chaos and economic poverty, Lee experienced physical suffering and emotional disturbance; yet in this barren and poverty striken land, there were happiness and a glimpse of paradise, as well as compassion and love. Exotic yet universal in the narration and description of events and characters, the novel is a showcase of the songs of innocence and experience revisited by a Chinese boy.Mom was sobbing as she was speaking a so many images came back to Lee as Mom talked. ... But for you, Lee, for you, your father threw away the most important thing for a man a dignity, dignity in front of other men who were inferior in every single aspect as a man. ... to crush you for their own benefits and security , especially when they knew they didna#39;t have the brains or ability to do the real jobs. ... He could feel the tears which he tried to dry by rubbing them with his bare hands.
|Title||:||As the Swallow Sings...|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2006-05|