Twelve-year-old Love Liu, who lives in Zinjiang, China, loves languages and studying English. His friendship with his English teacher is one of the few constants in his life as China's Cultural Revolution rages.
Here is a captivating coming-of-age novel in the tradition of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress.
Translated by Martin Merz and Jane Weizhen Pan. Download and start listening now!