The Little Red Guard

The Little Red Guard : A Family Memoir

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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 more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 137.16 x 162.56 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • Dreamscape Media
  • Holland, Ohio
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1611209234
  • 9781611209235

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..".unveils a story that is new and refreshing and adds a different perspective into the canon of immigrant literature." - The Chicago Sun-Timesshow more

About Wenguang Huang

Wenguang Huang is a Chicago-based writer and translator. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, the Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Asia Literary Review. Huang is the English translator of The Corpse Walker, God Is Red, and Woman from Shanghai. He grew up in northern China. READERBIO Adam Verner has worked professionally in the voiceover industry for nine years, voicing everything from audiobooks, commercials, online videos, and even the voice of a beer coaster. Yes, indeed, a beer coaster that screams, "Beer thief!" when your brew is snatched. He came to voiceover from a stage background, holds a bachelor's in theatre from Bradley University and a master of fine arts from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University."show more

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492 ratings
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