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Maos Last Dancer Author: Li Cunxin
Title: Maos Last Dancer
ISBN: 0141320869
ISBN13: 978-0141320861
Other Formats: doc txt docx mobi
Pages: 352 pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia (July 4, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1421 kb
Size EPUB version: 1395 kb
Subcategory: Arts & Literature



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The true story of a poor Chinese peasant boy who, plucked unsuspectingly at the age of ten from millions of others across the land to be trained as a ballet dancer, turned the situation to his advantage to become one of the world's greatest ballet stars. Simply told, with charm, humour and compassion and at times, great drama. His childhood, despite the terrible hardships, is drawn with love and affection and contrasts starkly with the seven lonely years of gruelling training at the Peking Dance Academy. At the age of l8, Li performs at the Houston Ballet school in the US, which leads to his dramatic defection. This is a condensed edition, specially for younger readers, and has an Afterword especially for children.