Launch title for Barefoot Young Fiction Program. Publication in early summer ties in with Olympic Games. With Beijing set as the location, there is an unprecedented interest in China. Guo Yue grew up in Beijing at the time of the Cultural Revolution. The book is a semi-autobiographical account, based on the author's experiences. Afterword offers an explanation of what the Cultural Revolution meant for the author, his family and the Chinese people. Helen Cann has worked closely with the authors to create an authentic visual representation of Beijing as it wasin the 1960s.