Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother

Message From An Unknown Chinese Mother

Stories of Loss and Love

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Ten chapters, ten women and many stories of heartbreak, including her own: Xinran once again takes us right into the lives of Chinese women and their lost daughters. Whether as a consequence of the single-child policy, destructive age-old traditions or hideous economic necessity, these women had to give up their daughters for adoption, others were forced to abandon them - on city streets, outside hospitals, orphanages or on station platforms - and others even had to watch their baby daughters being taken away at birth, and drowned.

Personal, immediate, full of sorrow but also full of hope, this books sends a heart-rending message to Chinese girls who have been adopted to show them how things really were for their mothers, and to tell them they were loved and will never be forgotten.

Publisher: London :, Chatto & Windus
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781409089407
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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lilmisslibrary Jan 10, 2012

If you ever have wondered about the history of the one child policy in China this is the book to read. It is a haunting account of the sacrifice mothers made for their daughters and their families. You will need tissues.

Jul 09, 2011

Beautifully written, excellent story telling, tragic tales. You should read this if any interest in today's China and/or have adopted or know someone who was adopted from China. The story of the child abandoned at the rail station will stay with me.

debwalker Mar 21, 2011

Heartbreaking stories of the abandonment and worse of baby girls in China.

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