368 pages, 5.31 × 8.5 × 0.82 in
February 14, 2012
House Of Anansi Press Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0887842917
ISBN - 13: 9780887842917
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 siblings. 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 in China.
Anna Holmwood is a translator and academic specializing in the study of classical and modern Chinese literature. She lives in England.