Our story: a memoir of love and life in China

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Pantheon Books,
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[2018]
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First American edition.
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Begun by the author when he was eighty-seven years old and mourning the loss of his wife, Our Story is a graphic memoir like no other: a celebration of a marriage that spanned the twentieth century in China, told in vibrant, original paintings and prose. Rao Pingru was twenty-four-year-old soldier when he was reintroduced to Mao Meitang, a girl he'd known in childhood and now the woman his father had arranged for him to marry. One glimpse of her through a window as she put on lipstick was enough to capture Pingru's heart: a moment that sparked a union that would last almost sixty years. Our Story is Pingru and Meitang's epic but unassuming romance. It follows the couple through the decades, in both poverty and good fortune--looking for work, opening a restaurant, moving cities, mending shoes, raising their children, and being separated for seventeen years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labor camp. As the pair ages, China undergoes extraordinary growth, political turmoil, and cultural change. When Meitang passes away in 2008, Pingru memorializes his wife and their relationship the only way he knows how: through painting. In an outpouring of love and grief, he puts it all on paper. Spanning 1922 through 2008, Our Story is a tales of enduring love and simple values that is at once tragic and inspiring: an old-fashioned story that unfolds in a nation undergoing cataclysmic change. (With gorgeous full-color illustrations throughout, and a distinctive exposed spine emulating the original Chinese design.)
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display_description "Our Story ... follows [Rao and Meitang Pingru] through the decades, in both poverty and good fortune--looking for work, opening a restaurant, moving cities, mending shoes, raising their children, and being separated for seventeen years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labor camp. As the pair ages, China undergoes extraordinary growth, political turmoil, and cultural change''--Amazon.com. Pingru's memoir is a celebration of a marriage that spanned the twentieth century in China. He had known Mao Meitang in childhood; their union lasted almost sixty years. Through the decades they faced both poverty and good fortune, and were separated for seventeen years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labor camp. During their marriage, China underwent extraordinary growth, political turmoil, and cultural change. -- adapted from amazon.com info.
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Biographies, China -- Biography, China -- Biography -- Pictorial works, China -- Social conditions -- 20th century, China -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Pictorial works, China -- Social life and customs -- 20th century, China -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works, Illustrated works, Married people -- China -- Biography, Married people -- China -- Biography -- Pictorial works, Pingru, Meitang, Pingru, Rao
title_display Our story : a memoir of love and life in China
title_full Our story : a memoir of love and life in China / Rao Pingru ; translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman
title_short Our story :
title_sub a memoir of love and life in China
topic_facet Married people, Pingru, Meitang, Pingru, Rao, Social conditions, Social life and customs