A magnificent epic novel about one of the most important incidents in the early history of Communist China, from the bestselling author of The Rape of the Fair Country
The Long March was an extraordinary feat of human endurance. Lin-Wai, a young
doctor newly recruited into the Red Army, is caught up in the breakout of the followers
of Mao and their ensuing flight.
The marchers struggle on through pain and suffering, under continual harrassment
from the enormously superior Kuomintang forces. Through the blistering heat of the
Grasslands to the icy-zub-zero temperatures of the Great Snow Mountain, they march.
Over a hundred thousand men begin the march. Only five thousand will survive.