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Remembering Shanghai

ebook

Winner of 26 literary and design awards including:

Rubery Prize BOOK OF THE YEAR
Independent Author Network OUTSTANDING MEMOIR
Indie Reader Discovery Awards FIRST PLACE NON-FICTION
IPPY Independent Publisher Book Awards BEST FIRST BOOK
Reader Views GLOBAL AWARD

A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.

When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home—and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past—one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.


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Publisher: Claire Chao

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 30, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780999393826
  • File size: 19818 KB
  • Release date: April 30, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780999393826
  • File size: 19026 KB
  • Release date: April 30, 2018

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Winner of 26 literary and design awards including:

Rubery Prize BOOK OF THE YEAR
Independent Author Network OUTSTANDING MEMOIR
Indie Reader Discovery Awards FIRST PLACE NON-FICTION
IPPY Independent Publisher Book Awards BEST FIRST BOOK
Reader Views GLOBAL AWARD

A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.

When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home—and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past—one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.


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