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When the Walt Disney Company wanted an official pop-up map to its Florida themeparks, VanDam designed and produced an instant Disney classic. For a Novartis product launch a one-million-copy run was required within a month. VanDam delivered perfect qualit
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Gail Pellett is a writer, director, and producer of award-winning TV and radio documentaries.
work has appeared on PBS, NPR, NBC
, CBC and Pacifica Radio.
articles have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine
, Mother Jones and the Village Voice, as well as webzines.
For more information about the book or author, visit the author's website at www.gailpellett.com
TITLE: Forbidden Fruit - 1980 Beijing, a Memoir
AUTHOR: Gail Pellett
PUBLISHER: VanDam Publishing, Inc.
In 1980, Gail Pellett, a producer for radio and TV, moved from New York to Beijing to work as a "foreign expert" at Radio Beijing, China's equivalent to the Voice of America.
Invited for her
expertise and American-Canadian perspective, she
was then treated as a Western spy.
Chinese colleagues, acquaintances and, most painfully, lovers were warned away.
During a pivotal moment in post Cultural Revolution China when windows were being thrown open - and then, slammed shut -- this story records Pellett's journey from hope, naivete and ignorance through profound disillusionment and emotional pain to enlightenment in her
efforts to taste Mao's forbidden fruit.
"All good journalists travel in multiple time zones: the present, the past, and the future, enabling readers to share a textured experience as history, politics, and culture create a vortex of change.
My gifted colleague, Gail Pellett
, who arrived in Beijing in l980, becomes witness to history's turning.
On the level of Pellett's
films -- a high standard.
-Linda Gordon, author and Professor of Humanities, NYU
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