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Shanghai Girls

Lisa See

Shanghai Girls

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Published by Bloomsbury Publishing in London .
Written in English


About the Edition

Two sisters, a world at war and one life-changing secret Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different – Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid – they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life ... until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family"s wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two "Gold Mountain" men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles"s Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are – Shanghai girls.

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ISBN 109781408811801

How do they evolve over time? Which is more beautiful? Pearl and May have no intention of leaving home, but after Japanese bombs and soldiers ravage their city and both their parents disappear, the sisters head for California, where their husbands-to-be live and where it soon becomes apparent that one of them is hiding a secret that will alter each of their fates. Who is right about this?

Who loves Joy more and how does she show it? When I turned five, my Shanghai Girls book began rubbing my face and arms with pearl creams, and mixing ground pearls into my morning jook - rice porridge - hoping the white essence would permeate my skin. During, one such excursion, Joy meets an illiterate village bumpkin Tao and then in a juvenile aggression of love marries him. Did your impression of him change as the novel progressed?

I especially urge all readers to take the time to read the acknowledgment section and reprint of a LA Times article at the end of the novel. Both are beautiful, Shanghai Girls book, and carefree. The last thing May says to me is 'When our hair is white, we'll still have our sister love. Like d DanglingConversations Mar 15, The first few chapters are deceptively frivolous, like the sisters themselves, stepping over bodies to go dancing and pose a beautiful people. How do you feel about Sam and his relationship with Pearl and Joy?


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The book was full of sadness and agony; yet it is so real. It will always be hard and cold- just a piece of stone. You're a Dragon, and of all the signs only a Dragon can tame the fates. It's downfall is its lack of description through-out the book.

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Chang focuses on the lives of individuals who have forsaken the Confucian bedrock of traditional culture for a chance of upward mobility. Do you think the two sisters are true to their birth signs in their actions in Shanghai Girls? This story is satisfying on many levels, some scenes horrifying, but seemingly truthful, and her handling of the relationship between sisters exactly right, if not thankfully the story of all sister relationships.

A fascinating insight into familial and national prejudice and procedures now virtually forgotten in the wave of "Political Correctness" and "Revisionist History" which provides the "Pacifier" the public now demands.

That's the meaning of fate. This book will give the reader a flavor of it. Image from amazon. Until the next time.

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