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review Ù Shanghai Girls 104 characters Shanghai Girls D by their father’s prosperous rickshaw business twenty one year old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition they couldn’t be different Pearl is a Dragon sign strong and stubborn while May is a true Sheep adorable and placid Both are beautiful modern and carefree until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese bri. This book was very disappointing I went into it eager to learn about this point in history and this should have been a good book considering the premise of the story I think it started out well and the family and events in China held my interest and seemed well defined Still the tragedies never felt that compelling and even what should have outraged me when they arrived in the US never had the impact they would have if better written I should have gotten angry I should have cried I should have felt for the characters The book evolved into a long narrative that just seemed to state dates and facts without any depth and then finally reveals what was the obvious plot point all along Did we ever know the Unc

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Shanghai Girls

review Ù Shanghai Girls 104 characters Shanghai Girls Pearl and May are sisters living carefree lives in Shanghai the Paris of Asia But when Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city they set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of AmericaIn 1937 Shanghai is the Paris of Asia a city of great wealth and glamour the home of millionaires and beggars gangsters and gamblers patriots and revolutionaries artists and warlords Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provide. Lisa s See s new novel Shanghai Girls provides a rich experience for its readers taking them from the splendor highlife glamour and poverty of 1937 Shanghai to the struggles of Chinese immigrants to survive a virtual internment on Angel Island off the coast of San Francisco to the almost impossible challenges of trying to build a life in Los Angeles Chinatown in the context of an America that does not want them and treats them cruellyBut despite its rich background Shanghai Girls is ultimately the story of two sisters Pearl and May who desperately strive to help each other survive and at the same time replay in their minds and actions old rivalries jealousies and hurts The summary of the b

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review Ù Shanghai Girls 104 characters Shanghai Girls Des As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of America In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter trying to find love with the strangers they have married brushing against the seduction of Hollywood and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination brave Communist witch hunts and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown’s old ways and rule. I fell in love with Lisa See s writing a few years ago when I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan As such I was really looking forward to reading Shanghai Girls when it came out Initially though people began saying that it did not compare So it was with trepidation that I began reading this book afraid that I would be disappointed THAT DID NOT HAPPEN All I can say is that Lisa See has another hit on her hands with this wonderful story of two sisters who emigrate from Shanghai to America around the time of the cultural revolution in China From the beginning of the book in Shanghai through their journey out of China to their stay on Angel Island and finally their life in Southern California I was captivated

  • Hardcover
  • 309
  • Shanghai Girls
  • Lisa See
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 9781400067114