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“What Has That to Do with Me?”

by Yiyun Li

This story I am going to tell you, it is a true story.
    The year was 1968. The girl was nineteen, the secretary of the Communist Youth League for her class in a local high school in Hunan Province, China. You probably don’t know much about Hunan, but I am sure you have heard of at least one person from the province—Chairman Mao, our father, leader, savior, our god and our dictator.

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