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.