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Night of Many Dreams (edition 1999)

by Gail Tsukiyama, Anna Fields (Narrator)

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Title:Night of Many Dreams
Authors:Gail Tsukiyama
Other authors:Anna Fields (Narrator)
Info:Blackstone Audiobooks (1999), Audio Cassette
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Night of Many Dreams: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama

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(Disclaimer: I didn't read the book in German. Not sure why the cover is in German)

I love the details of everyday Hong Kong life. ( )
  VikkiLaw | Apr 4, 2013 |
Four women of Hong Kong, spanning two generations, experience life in the turbulent early 20th Century. The story takes the reader from the Japanese occupation to the Viet Nam War and explores the individual ambitions and intertwined lives of four strong-minded Chinese women. The novel is more a slice of life than a story per se but makes engaging reading and the characters, all important in this instance, are well drawn and often compelling. ( )
  turtlesleap | Jun 26, 2011 |
This is a beautifully written book about 2 Chinese sisters coming of age in war time Hong Kong. Tsukiyama shares a great deal of the Chinese culture and the differences between the generations with the reader. I could actually smell the teas and spices as the author wrote of them. I hated for this book to end. It is written with such serenity and sweetness. I highly recommend this book if one is in the mood for this style of writing.
I am looking forward to reading something else of hers. ( )
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As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma develops a deep interest in travel and sets her sights on an artistic life in San Francisco, while Joan turns to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the pressures of her real life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their complicated ties to each other--and to the other members of their close-knit family--are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

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A historical novel on the stifling atmosphere of colonial Hong Kong, referred to by mainland Chinese as a cultural desert. The protagonists are two sisters from an upper-class Chinese family who are sent abroad to escape the Japanese occupation in World War II and who return with a new perspective on life. By the author of Women of the Silk.… (more)

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