Sounds of the River
by Da Chen
HarperCollins Publishers, 2002, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0060199253
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, remainder line at bottom fore-edge, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with sticker residue to front of jacket (see photographs)
'Beginning with his first train ride to Beijing from his farm, we rumble along with him in the overcrowded and disease-ridden car to the university.
Here the author faces a host of ghastly challenges, including poor living conditions, lack of food, and suicidal room-mates. undaunted by these hurdles and armed with a dogged determination to learn English and "all things Western", he must compete with every other student to win a chance to study in America - a chance that rests in the shrewd and corrupt hands of the almighty professors.'