Zachary Leader, 23 May 1996
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Gollancz, 244 pp., £16.99, April 1996, 9780575063198Show More
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California, 256 pp., £19.95, April 1996, 0 520 20405 0Show More
“... is little in the way of retrospective analysis or editorialising, except in the brief epilogue. Guanlong Cao’s comparably affecting The Attic: Memoir of a Chinese Landlord’s Son is written from the present, and suffused with adult feelings of melancholy and loss, as well as irony. Cao is roughly Paulsen’s age ...”