Red Azalea is Anchee Min’s celebrated memoir of growing up in the last years of Mao’s China. (Goodreads)
A revelatory and disturbing portrait of China, Anchee Min's memoir is exceptional for its candor, its poignancy, its courage, and its prose that Newsweek calls "as delicate and evocative as a traditional Chinese brush painting."
A restless young woman revisits the city where she was born, and encounters a man that she has known for years. The pair becomes involved in a brutally beautiful affair that inevitably binds them within the concrete of the city. (Goodreads)