Diane and her guests talk about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening as explored in Dai Sijie’s story. Set in China during the Cultural Revolution, Sijie’s tale follows two city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education, where they meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation.

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  • Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
  • David Lampton professor of China studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"

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