From the Publisher
Yichang municipality, Hubei province, China, early 1970s.
High-school student Jingqiu is one of many educated urban youth
sent to the countryside to be "re-educated" under a dictate from
Chairman Mao. Jing''s father is a political prisoner somewhere in
China, and her mother, a former teacher branded as a "capitalist,"
is now reduced to menial work to support Jing and her two younger
When Jing arrives with a group at Xiping village in the Yangtze
River''s Three Gorges region, she meets geology student Jianxin,
nicknamed "Old Three," who is the son of a high-ranking military
officer, but whose mother committed suicide after being branded a
"rightist." Despite their disparate social backgrounds and a
political atmosphere that forbids the relationship, Jingqiu and
Jianxin fall desperately in love. But their budding romance is cut
short by fate...
A sensitive and searing love story, Under the Hawthorn
Tree is sure to become an instant classic.
About the Author
Ai Mi is a pseudonym. She lives in the United States, and grew up
Anna Holmwood is a translator and academic specializing in the
study of classical and modern Chinese literature. She lives in
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: February 14, 2012
Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887842917
ISBN - 13: 9780887842917