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Under Fishbone clouds
on 2 December 2012
I would recommend this book to all who have an interest in China. It is an easy read, well written poetic language mythical stories being told by the Kitchen God who is overseeing and telling the story of the life's journey of Yuing who has an arranged marriage with Jinji.
Along the way we are introduced to the various decrees issued by the ruling factor, the Chinese President Mao. We get a picture of a population which is so oppressed that they follow what is presented to them with few questions asked..Yuing and Jinji endure great privations with stoical fortitude, losing each other and their chi.dren for many years.
One cannot help but compare the China of yesterday with that of today.