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A Hundred Flowers - A Novel

Gail Tsukiyama

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A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: "Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend." Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying's husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for "reeducation." A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg. As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband's absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jane Carr

Length:

7h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:56


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

14:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

17:13


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:23


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:01


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

06:29


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

06:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

07:27


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

11:53


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:48


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

15:39


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:38


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

02:19


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

05:34


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

04:13


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

08:09


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

04:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

08:18


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

04:33


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

06:17


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

11:09


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

01:46


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

04:58


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

07:36


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

06:58


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

05:51


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

03:23


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

07:52


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

07:42


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

01:59


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

01:01


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

03:01


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

05:48


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

03:38


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

05:51


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

04:59


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

01:41


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

08:00


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

04:36


Part 5, Chapter 40
Part 5, Chapter 40

08:02


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

08:17


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

04:02


Part 5, Chapter 43
Part 5, Chapter 43

14:21


Part 5, Chapter 44
Part 5, Chapter 44

01:23


Part 5, Chapter 45
Part 5, Chapter 45

03:20


Part 5, Chapter 46
Part 5, Chapter 46

03:47


Part 5, Chapter 47
Part 5, Chapter 47

02:48


Part 5, Chapter 48
Part 5, Chapter 48

02:39


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

04:05


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

03:46


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

05:59


Part 6, Chapter 52
Part 6, Chapter 52

01:07


Part 6, Chapter 53
Part 6, Chapter 53

02:07


Part 6, Chapter 54
Part 6, Chapter 54

07:06


Part 6, Chapter 55
Part 6, Chapter 55

04:29


Part 6, Chapter 56
Part 6, Chapter 56

02:43


Part 6, Chapter 57
Part 6, Chapter 57

06:25


Part 6, Chapter 58
Part 6, Chapter 58

03:38


Part 6, Chapter 59
Part 6, Chapter 59

00:40


Part 6, Chapter 60
Part 6, Chapter 60

04:31


Part 6, Chapter 61
Part 6, Chapter 61

02:23


Part 6, Chapter 62
Part 6, Chapter 62

03:30


Part 7, Chapter 63
Part 7, Chapter 63

04:04


Part 7, Chapter 64
Part 7, Chapter 64

06:30


Part 7, Chapter 65
Part 7, Chapter 65

01:45


Part 7, Chapter 66
Part 7, Chapter 66

01:44


Part 7, Chapter 67
Part 7, Chapter 67

02:37


Part 7, Chapter 68
Part 7, Chapter 68

08:09


Part 7, Chapter 69
Part 7, Chapter 69

03:12


Part 7, Chapter 70
Part 7, Chapter 70

03:13


Part 7, Chapter 71
Part 7, Chapter 71

06:45


Part 7, Chapter 72
Part 7, Chapter 72

07:51


Part 7, Chapter 73
Part 7, Chapter 73

01:39


Part 7, Chapter 74
Part 7, Chapter 74

01:28


Part 7, Chapter 75
Part 7, Chapter 75

04:38


Part 7, Chapter 76
Part 7, Chapter 76

11:54


Part 7, Chapter 77
Part 7, Chapter 77

00:45