My Name Is Number 4

My Name Is Number 4

A True Story

Book - 2007
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A powerful and passionate memoir for young readers, Ting-xing Ye tells, through the eyes of a child, the moving story of growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.

When Ting-xing Ye was born her aunt declared, "Ah Si shi ge lao lu ming" -- Number Four will have a difficult life -- for the signs were unlucky. Events soon bore out this cruel prediction.

Here is the true story of fourteen-year-old Ting-xing's tumultuous life turned upside down by China's Cultural Revolution. After the death of both her parents, Ting-xing and her four siblings endure the brutality of Red Guard attacks on their schools and even their house as they struggle against poverty and hunger. At sixteen, Ting-xing herself is exiled to a prison farm far from home.

Full of personal and historical detail about this dramatic period in Chinese history, My Name is Number 4 has at its centre the feisty and courageous Ting-xing, fighting to survive as a young woman caught up in events beyond her control.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2007.
Edition: Abridged ed. --
ISBN: 9780385663052
0385663056
Characteristics: 230 p. :,ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Ye, Ting-xing 1952-
Alternative Title: My name is Number Four

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