Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia VettaBrushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta

Brushstrokes in Time

bySylvia Vetta

Paperback | January 6, 2016

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This superbly researched and beautifully told fictional memoir is about love, art, and Chinese history and politics.

"This is the book I struggled not to write. I buried the pain along with my Chinese name and changed my fate."

Brushstrokes in Time is a fictional memoir by Chinese artist, Little Winter, who tries to re-establish the bond with her American daughter, telling the story of her emotional and rebellious past. While growing up in Communist China, Little Winter joins ‘The Stars’ art movement for freedom of speech in an era where self-expression and love was a dangerous act.

Little Winter and her haunting love story connects us to a time of hope for freedom, and to a man frustrated by being kept in small shoes.

Based on real life events.

Freelance writer, author and speaker, Sylvia Vetta took up writing and broadcasting on art and antiques in 1998 when she began writing features for the award winning magazine of The Oxford Times. She went on to write for four magazines on art, history and science-related events. Sylvia Vetta has a lifelong passion for China. Her extens...
Title:Brushstrokes in TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.47 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Claret PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910461091

ISBN - 13:9781910461099

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Editorial Reviews

‘Weaving real events and Stars artists (including Ai WeiWei) with the fictional, this moving story shines a light on the internal workings of China and gives us an engaging heroine who rises above oppression to discover love, hope and success.’ Frank Sieren, Asia Expert

‘Moving but never mawkish... A deeply informed portrayal of the little-known but important Stars Arts Movement.’ Prof Maria Jaschok, Oxford University