Troubador Sailing Across the Red Storm

Released: 28/02/2020

ISBN: 9781838592547

eISBN: 9781838597801

Format: Paperback/eBook

Review this Book

Sailing Across the Red Storm


Just as A Tale of Two Cities portrayed the French Revolution and Doctor Zhivago the Russian Revolution, Sailing across the Red Storm is a deeply moving tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. A love story in the Romeo and Juliet style, this compelling historical novel recounts the suffering and ordeals of a handsome and talented young man, together with his lovers, friends and family, throughout the cataclysm of this revolution. Overcoming these trials, they gain strength from love, friendship and self-sacrifice; they bravely overcome hardship and suffering, striving for hope and a brighter future.  

Through rich character portrayal and meticulous description, the readers will gain a panoramic view of this huge historic event and insight not only into this turbulent era, but also into the strength of humanity as it shines brightest in the darkness through a period of great terror and misery. Both epic in scope and personal in detail this novel will give a much greater understanding in the West of the momentous time that made up the Cultural Revolution in China.

A stirring historical fiction and an extraordinary epic. I liked this book very much. It vividly depicts how this terrifying revolution almost destroyed the country; and the happy ending has China giving up rigid Stalinism and following a more open and dynamic way to build itself.
I was often moved to tears by this moving love story. The lovers are so loyal that they are willing to die for their loved ones. I felt very happy that in the end the main hero, Zhang Feng, married his childhood sweetheart Dan Dan, but also felt sorry about the sad ending of Yu Mei, the first lover of Zhang Feng - she gives up her hope for life and becomes a Taoist nun.
A great book. I would like to recommend it to anybody who enjoys an extraordinary story.

by Nancy Green

  • Buy as a printed
  • £12.99

  • 1 customer reviews
  • Buy as an ebook
  • £0.99
  • Find this ebook at your favourite retailer
Also by John Xiao Zhang / Related Books