Our Story: A Memoir of Love and Life in China


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Begun by the author when he was 87 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 20th century in China, told in vibrant, original paintings and prose. Rao Pingru was a 24-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 60 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 17 years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labour camp.

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Begun by the author when he was 87 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 20th century in China, told in vibrant, original paintings and prose. Rao Pingru was a 24-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 60 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 17 years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labour camp.

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Author Rao Pingru Published by Square Peg ISBN 9781910931752 EAN 9781910931752 Bic Code B Cover Hardback

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