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    DescriptionFollowing her internationally bestselling book The Good Women of China, Xinran has written one of the most powerful accounts of the lives of Chinese women. She has gained entrance to the most pained, secret chambers in the hearts of Chinese mothers--students, successful businesswomen, midwives, peasants--who, whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions, or hideous economic necessity, have given up their daughters. Xinran beautifully portrays the "extra-birth guerrillas" who travel the roads and the railways, evading the system, trying to hold on to more than one baby; naive young girl students who have made life-wrecking mistakes; the "pebble mother" on the banks of the Yangtze River still looking into the depths for her stolen daughter; peasant women rejected by their families because they can't produce a male heir; and Little Snow, the orphaned baby fostered by Xinran but confiscated by the state. For parents of adopted Chinese children and for the children themselves, this is an indispensable, powerful, and intensely moving book. Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother is powered by love and by heartbreak and will stay with readers long after they have turned the final page.


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    Title
    Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother
    Subtitle
    Stories of Loss and Love
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Xinran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451610949
    ISBN 10: 1451610947
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    DC22: 306.874
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 306.87430951
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    DC21: 306.87430951
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HQ759 .X56 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    06 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "This collection is powerful and heartbreaking. It's a must-read for families who have adopted children from China, as well as for anyone who has an interest in what women's lives are like in the economic powerhouse China has become." -Lisa See