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The Road Home is set in rural China before the Cultural Revolution. A young city dweller returns home for the funeral of his father. As he and hiselderly mother make preparations, the story of his parents’ courtship emerges. A heartfelt reflection upon love, family, culture andchange.
GCSE Topics: School life, daily routine and social conventions (courtship, village life).
Themes: Personal relationships, love, death rituals, customs and traditions, and the Culture Revolution.
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