Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China's urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country's staggering economic growth. This title follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants - including a vegetable vendor, an itinerant knife sharpener, a free-spirited recycler, and a cash-strapped mother.
The family at the center of Willow Trees Don’t Weep is almost Tolstoyan in its unhappiness: not just unhappy, but unhappy in its own, particular way. Najwa lives in Amman. It is hard to... [ Read full review ]