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THE PORCELAIN THIEF Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

by | Read by Huan Hsu

Biography & Memoir • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather left buried porcelain behind when he fled Japanese attacks on China in 1938. The author's narration of his search for the porcelain grows more compelling as he journeys back to the places of his family's history. Describing his life as an "ABC"--American-born Chinese--living in Shanghai, he injects a tone of humor that sneaks up on listeners. His keen observational eye also comes through as he tells about subway rides and the company he works for. His daily experiences are blended with Chinese history and a general exploration of porcelain, but what sets Hsu's story apart is his fascinating family history. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2015]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2015

DD ISBN 9780804192187 $22.50

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2015

DD ISBN 9780804192200 $95.00

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