Swimming to Freedom: My Untold Story of Escaping the Cultural Revolution (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Kent Wong was born in China. In 1974 he escaped the Cultural Revolution over water to Hong Kong, and shortly after moved to the United States as a refugee. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, his MD at Harvard Medical School, and after a residency at Stanford, he practiced as an anesthesiologist. He is now retired and lives near Seattle.

Praise For…


“A touching and fascinating memoir that is essential for anyone interested in life during the Cultural Revolution or the experiences of the freedom swimmers.”

 
— Library Journal STARRED Review

“It’s a lesson in degradation and determination. Yet it’s also an adventure story of forged documents, homemade rafts, and sneaky smugglers.”

 
— New York Daily News
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419751509
ISBN-10: 1419751506
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Language: English