Our story : a memoir of love and life in China
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Contributors:
Harman, Nicky, translator.
Published:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2018].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American Edition.
Physical Desc:
363 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Status:
Lafayette Nonfiction Area
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Jun 12, 2019
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951.05092 Pingru
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Mar 16, 2019
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Jun 10, 2019
Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Pingru, R., & Harman, N. (2018). Our story: a memoir of love and life in China. First American Edition. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pingru, Rao and Nicky, Harman. 2018. Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pingru, Rao and Nicky, Harman, Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China. New York: Pantheon Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pingru, Rao,, and Nicky Harman. Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China. First American Edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101871492 (hardcover : alkaline paper), 1101871490 (hardcover : alkaline paper)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Language
Translated from the Chinese.