Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

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During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

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The 468th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 40th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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