I am currently reading the above book and I thought it deserved a recommendation.
The early stages of the book start off in post Mao China during the 80s in the slums of Chongqing.
It provides an interesting insight into a time and place that is not often covered in Chinese literature.
The book is an autobiography of a young Chinese girl who finds her life becoming increasingly politicised as she tries to escape the poverty of her surroundings.
I think I will go back and read some more of it now.