Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
The power of the books
Although the setting of the book is really dramatic, the author tells the story with irony. The book is about two friends that were obliged to live in a small village on the mountains because the parents were considered subversive according to Mao's
restrictive laws during the 70s in China. But it is also the story of the power of the books, that were prohibited in Mao's China,and how they could change the life of the people.