"What is it like to be part of something greater than oneself. I
A protected childhood is interrupted when Lili's intellectual
parents are transported to a remote town and given a "re-education"
during her teenage years. She observes her parents' calm acceptance
of their predicament and rebels against them, government, and
idealism. When a Communist Party official abuses her, Lili flees
the refuge of family and joins a group of displaced youths.
Survival is her only s