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Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China by Xiaolu Guo

February 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom**

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

—Nine Continents presents a fascinating portrait of China in the 80s and 90s, how the Cultural Revolution shaped families, and how the country’s economic ambitions gave rise to great change.

Guo is a bolder, angrier and more ambitious figure than her forebears. The Times (UK)

Vivid—and funny….Nine Continents shows the rewards of listening to an unleashed voice remembering and speaking with full freedom. Wall Street Journal

By turns raw, intelligent, compelling, sad, uncompromising and reticent . . . Guo’s talent is to highlight all those things about China that make it so different while simultaneously making it somehow seem both familiar and comprehensible. —South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

—Nine Continents confirms Xiaolu Guo as one of world literature’s most urgent voices. Grove Atlantic Publishing


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, February 1 and 8

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


February 1, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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