There’s something just a bit off about the new aid worker, Janet McCann. The tall redhead with flaming ringlets arrives in Laos on a steamy August morning in 1961, on the same day that Fred Jenkins, a poultry expert, is found floating face down in the Mekong.
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Slaughtering Girl is the story of a woman who knows how to use a cleaver. It’s a tale of passion, politics, love, and revolution set during a tumultuous period of Chinese history.
Born in 1902, Chen Liquan is an unusual child. Bigger by far than any baby the townspeople can recall, the child is prophesied to have a great future. Raised by her grandmother, a skilled slaughterer, the girl embarks on a career as a traveling performer. Satisfied at first, Liquan comes to see that her future lies elsewhere.
The life of the Slaughtering Girl is the story of twentieth-century China. Liquan’s teacher joins the 1911 revolution overthrowing the last Qing emperor and establishing the Chinese republic. When warlord armies threaten the countryside, Liquan must protect her town by leading an army of her own.
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The 28th Amendment
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2031 was the year of the great migration. The highways were crowded with travelers seeking their personal paradise. For some, the destination was a place where religion could be practiced without interference, for others, a place where God didn’t intrude; a place where the lives of the unborn were sacred or a place where a woman was in control of her own body; a place where good citizens were expected to carry guns to maintain order, or where the ownership of guns was forbidden.
With the passage of the 28th amendment, the nation recognized what the founders had failed to grasp, that the establishment of any federal law granted freedom to some and abridged the freedom of others. Such a situation could not be allowed to stand in a country where freedom was the guiding principle.