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 About the Author

More Information | 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 . Firstly, a general flatness to the writing 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.

. George Orwell . Napoleon trains the young puppies to be his guards, dickers with humans, gradually instigates a reign of terror, and breaks the final commandment against any animal walking on two legs. A persuasive re-creation of a time and place.” —Penelope Lively, Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from Penguin Random House, Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network. Stella, ensconced in White society, is shedding her fur coat. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. All rights reserved. | ISBN 9781440656309 Janice Y.K. Lee covers a little-known time in Chinese history without melodrama, and deconstructs without judgment the choices people make in order to live one more day under torturous circumstances." It is the kind of novel one consumes in great, greedy gulps, pausing (grudgingly) only when absolutely necessary. .

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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 | Trudy is forced to form dangerous. Other Reviews

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.