WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN AWARD Rao Pingru was a twenty six year old soldier when he first saw the beautiful Mao Meitang One glimpse of her through a window as she put on lipstick was enough to capture Pingru s heart It was a moment that sparked a union that would last almost sixty years But when Meitang passed away in 2008, Pingru realised that their marriage and all the small moments and memories of a life together, would be lost to history And so at the age of eighty eight, in an outpouring of love and grief, Pingru began to paint Our Story is a memorial to Pingru and Meitang s epic romance, told through Pingru s exquisitely detailed paintings and handwritten notes We see Pingru and Meitang through the decades, through both poverty and good fortune, and as they grow so too does China the nation undergoing political turmoil and seismic cultural change A tale both tragic and inspiring, of enduring love and simple values, Our Story is an old fashioned romance that unfolds within the rush of a rapidly changing nation A love letter, a work of folk art and a historical testament, Our Story is a truly unique graphic memoir....
|Title||:||Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China|
|Publisher||:||Square Peg May 10, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|File Size||:||590 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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