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One Bright Moon kindle ì eBook ´ eyltransferservices ä [Download] ➻ One Bright Moon ➼ Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From famine to freedom how a young boy fled Chairman Maos China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first executionEs it was written by a master storyteller Sharon Rundle Australian Book ReviewA profoundly moving and spellbinding story that perfectly illuminates the terror of the times and the irrepressible yearning for something better Carol Major author and writing mentorOne Bright Moon is extraordinary writing that encapsulates long term hunger as a background feature of daily life in Maos New China In the foreground are images of adults and children populating the world of the pre teenage boy with a photographic memory who would later write of them The book is rich archival material for the study of Chinas social history Mabel Lee PhD FAHA writer and translatorReading this memoir is a healing experience Devika Brendon author and edit I really enjoyed this book it was really well written each chapter leading nicely into the nextHow the family or any families survived The Great Leap Forward or maybe Backwards is beyond me A life story well told and interesting to discover the writers survival with such amazing good humour thankfully with a happy conclusion

One Bright MoonEs it was written by a master storyteller Sharon Rundle Australian Book ReviewA profoundly moving and spellbinding story that perfectly illuminates the terror of the times and the irrepressible yearning for something better Carol Major author and writing mentorOne Bright Moon is extraordinary writing that encapsulates long term hunger as a background feature of daily life in Maos New China In the foreground are images of adults and children populating the world of the pre teenage boy with a photographic memory who would later write of them The book is rich archival material for the study of Chinas social history Mabel Lee PhD FAHA writer and translatorReading this memoir is a healing experience Devika Brendon author and edit I really enjoyed this book it was really well written each chapter leading nicely into the nextHow the family or any families survived The Great Leap Forward or maybe Backwards is beyond me A life story well told and interesting to discover the writers survival with such amazing good humour thankfully with a happy conclusion

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One Bright Moon È Ion and it would be twelve year old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey firstThis is the poignant resonant story of a young boys awakening to survival education fulfilment and eventually to a new life of freedomPRAISEAn incredibly powerful book Benjamin LawA moving family saga shot through with yearning and hard won joy Fiona Capp Sydney Morning HeraldThis book will live on in your heart long after youve read the last page Vicki Laveau Harvie author of The ErraticsHeart breaking honest personal Andrew Kwongs moving journey from oppression to freedom is inspiring Susanne Gervay OAM authorA work of startling clarity reminiscent of Angelas Ashes South China Morning Post MagazineA few pages into this compelling memoir prov Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia and NetGalley for the free copy in exchange for an honest reviewIn One Bright Moon Kwong discusses his painful coming of age in Chairman Mao's China As a member of the intellectual class Kwong and his family were subject to unfair levels of scrutiny and police brutality Eventually subjugated to the worst caste in Chinese society Kwong becomes disillusioned with Mao's manifesto and works to escape China After a harrowing few years of fighting the system he makes the extraordinary journey to Australia and starts a new life While I enjoyed this book I would like to mention that for many generations people in the lower socioeconomic status have had to live just as Kwong and his family live In fact in the United States today many people live in the way Kwong's family had to live However because of their lack of access to education they often can't escape in the same way Therefore one of the values that Kwong ironically embraces is the value of education which is something Mao professed too Overall a tender coming of age tale ePub ¹ One Bright Moon õ Join or create book clubs

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Join or create book clubs õ One Bright Moon book From famine to freedom how a young boy fled Chairman Maos China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution The grim scene left him sleepless anxious and doubtful about his commitment as a revolutionary in Maos New China Yet he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved Thats what his teacher told himMonths later it was his own father on trial This time the sentence was banishment to a re education camp not death It left the family tainted despised and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward Even after his father returned things remained desperate Escape seemed the only solut This is a wonderful book to read in many ways It is a fascinating story of a young boy who was almost brain washed to be a red guard in the Chinese communitst party but through an endless twists of events and human drama one would see only in a movie became a successful doctor in Australia some 20 years later The journey of the author is a perfect example of why hardwork  perservenceand determination will always pay off in the end The book is than a memoir of a struggling young boy In the background it paints a gruesome picture of how difficult life was in China during the Mao era I know the picture is honest and genuine because I also have first hand experience of growing up in the early Mao era Like Kwong the author I have vivid memories of being hungry all the time  I watched with legs shaking when people some of them from the same village were tied behind their back and forced to march in procession to be cursed and assulted I also remembered how I fell asleep on my mother's lap while she was attending the nightly re education meetings with other villagers The worst memory of all my father was classified as a bad element  He was also sentenced to labor camp in Heilongjiang and my poor mother had to take the full load of raising two little kids in a disgraced setting These and other memories are so accurately and skillfully depicted in the book I almost felt that Kwong is actrually telling my story Someday some of my children and grandchildren may ask what my childhood was like this will be a perfect book for them to read