Shaken by China

Shaken by China

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Shaken by China is a pacey novel based in modern China. It is eventful, thoughtful, and provides an intriguing insight into the modern republic. Very briefly Shaken by China is the story of a young man who escapes his overpowering problems at home by taking a teaching job in the rapidly changing world of modern China. It is targeted at readers who like a fast moving story based in exotic surroundings. The novel has a strong beginning in a Xian hospital where Keith Hackett, the main character, twice attempts suicide. The reader is rapidly hooked into the tale: why is Keith in China, what has he done that he is so ashamed of, and how was he reduced to the very depths of depression? We next launch into Keitha€™s story: his teaching experience with Mary, his friendship with Peter, their a€˜mindera€™ at the school, his observations of the joy and misery of the impoverished people who live around the school. Then suddenly, mysteriously, Mary disappears and Keitha€™s life starts to unravel as he becomes entangled with a pretty student. Realising his own stupidity he ends the relationship and slips into less passionate friendships. However, this new found contentment is fragile and is quickly dashed when the affair with his student rebounds with chilling repercussions. The story then develops around Keitha€™s ignominious escape from the school, his long march across the mountains of Shaanxi province, and his debilitating life as a forced labourer in an illicit brick factory. It ends in the hospital where Keith confronts his failings and reunites with the love he left in fleeing to China. The novel is based around the authora€™s own experience of living and teaching in China and draws on true accounts of slavery and corruption that have occurred in the republic.a#39;No problem, a#39; she replied with a smile. ... Like most of the children that I taught she had an iPod or some variant of it. ... She then fiddled intently with the minute controls until she found the track that she wanted, I placed the earphone next to myanbsp;...


Title:Shaken by China
Author: Rob Walters
Publisher:Satin - 2009-12-01
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