Hessler takes students on an unforgettable journey to a small village in China where he spent two years teaching English. What he discovers while in this remote village is far more than he ever thought possible. This is a very intimate and human look at a town’s struggle to adapt to the modern world that surrounds it.
“Charming and insightful. . . . Poignanthilarious. . . . Lively, intelligent. . . . You will learn a great deal about real life in contemporary China in River Town, and about how that vast country appears in the eyes of a sensitive, aware, rugged young American who keeps both his eyes and his mind open.”–New York Times
Freshman Common Read: College of Charleston
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 05/2006
Size: 8.02h x 5.32w x 1.06d