Kin “[find] each other’s lives inscrutable” in this rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed. Brit Bennett, by by Trudy is impulsive, pragmatic and strong—she’s willing to do anything to guarantee that her relationship with Will survives the dire and dangerous time when the Japanese take over the government of Hong Kong. Jan 2009
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Janice Y.K. Tending bar as a side job in Beverly Hills, she catches a glimpse of her mother’s doppelgänger. Jude, so Black that strangers routinely stare, is unrecognizable to her aunt. I did care about Trudy.
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their experiences through their eyes. The scene in which Stella adopts her White persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion. Interesting historical fiction debut! told than on focusing on the particularities of how that story is being told or
first novel set in an interesting place and time with excellent prepublication
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Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review. Buy, Jan 13, 2009 As she begins to understand the true nature of the world she has entered, and long-buried secrets start to emerge, Claire learns that sometimes the price of survival is love. Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review. RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020. Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum. I found the way Janice Lee builds up the tension in the story by back tracking to Will & Trudy and then forward to Claire's "time" very good. Based on a set of wonderful characters interlinked by marriage, friendship and relationships.
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Janice Lee's novel The Piano Teacher (2009) is set in Hong Kong during 1951-1953 and 1941-1942. Categories: It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! “Riveting . Search String: Summary |
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Claire, the piano teacher of the title, is a bland, blonde, naive young British newlywed recently relocated to Hong Kong with her husband. Lee presents her narrative antiphonally, so the story frequently flashes back to Will’s other lover, the beautiful Eurasian Trudy Liang, daughter of a Chinese father and a Portuguese beauty. ISBN-13: 9780143116530. The The Piano Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Retrieve credentials. Lee’s debut novel is a tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry Brit Bennett Wrestles With Identity in New Novel, Brit Bennett on the ‘Wildest Week’ of Her Life. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email.