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Dancing in the River
Guernica Editions, Fall 2022
288 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771837569
ISBN10: 177183756X
English
$25.00 Canada, $21.95 US, £14.95 UK

Growing up in a small, riverside town, Little Bright is thrusted into the political whirlwinds along with his family during China's Cultural Revolution. When a reversal of the winds of reform blows through the land, however, he learns the once-forbidden tongue--English--which lends wings to his sense and sensibility. At college, he adopts a new English name, Victor. With the deepening of his knowledge of the English language, he begins to place himself under the tutelage of Pavlov, Sherlock Holmes, and Shakespeare. When the story unravels, however, Victor's un-Chinese passion and tension threaten to topple his moral world and mental universe. Now, he must wade into an uncharted journey to unlock the dilemma and to unearth his destiny. Drawing on his own life experiences, George Lee has fashioned an unforgettable coming-of-age story about fate and faith, good and evil, power of imagination and storytelling, and, above all, wonder of English literature.
By now, darkness had enveloped the mountains, and the deserted streets fell into silence. The crescent moon hung in the sky like a cradle, surrounded by glittering stars. Mother gnawed on a towel to muffle her cries.

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Dancing in the River