Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother : Stories of Loss and Love, Paperback

Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother : Stories of Loss and Love Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099535751



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