The Little Red Guard

A Family Memoir
Author(s): Wenguang Huang
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900
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Product Number: Z100100999
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611209259
Narrator/s: Adam Verner
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In 1973, when Wenguang Huang was eight, his grandmother became obsessed with her own death. Fearing cremation, she appealed to her family to promise to bury her after she'd died. This was in Xi'an, a city in central China, at a time when a national ban on all traditional Chinese practices, including burials, was strictly enforced. But his grandmother was persistent, and two years later, Huang's father built her a coffin. Over the next fifteen years, the whole family was consumed with planning Grandma's burial, a regular source of friction and contention, with the constant risk of being caught by the authorities. Years later, Huang came to understand how much the coffin had influenced his upbringing and shaped the lives of everyone in the family.

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Author(s): Wenguang Huang
Product Number EB00398150
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781101580660

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