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Fan Wu – February Flowers

October 28th, 2006 · No Comments

Fan Wu’s debut novel February Flowers is a deeply compelling coming of age story, centred around two female university students in Guangzhou, China.

Narrated by protagonist Chen Ming, which means “Morning Bright”, readers are introduced to a nation and a people in flux. China in 1991 was caught up in the tensions and conflicts between its past and future. The paranoid control-freakish legacy of Mao and the Cultural Revolution was replaced with the vision of a new China, where economic reforms spurred on by the belief that “to be rich is glorious” created schisms between the nation’s former proletarian ideology and its newfound lust for capitalist individualism. read more…

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