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Cooked Seed - A Memoir

Anchee Min

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In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Red Azalea became an international bestseller and propelled her career as a successful, critically acclaimed author. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter, an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path. It is a hard and lonely road. She teaches herself English by watching Sesame Street, keeps herself afloat working five jobs at once, lives in unheated rooms, suffers rape, collapses from exhaustion, marries poorly and divorces.But she also gives birth to her daughter, Lauryann, who will inspire her and finally root her in her new country. Min's eventual successes-her writing career, a daughter at Stanford, a second husband she loves-are remarkable, but it is her struggle throughout toward genuine selfhood that elevates this dramatic, classic immigrant story to something powerfully universal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Angela Lin

Length:

15h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:04


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:18


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:41


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

25:52


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

24:17


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

25:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:22


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

20:41


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:58


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

25:07


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

22:19


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

16:31


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

15:54


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

14:00


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

28:37


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

36:23


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

19:16


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

26:30


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

26:30


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:13


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

25:55


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

16:57


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

33:45


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

22:08


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

39:12


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

23:23


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

29:57


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

38:15


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

31:50


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

48:19


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

57:44


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

32:31


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

00:52


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

02:01