The song of the jade lily : a novel

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Published 2019
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Summary:

1939: Two young girls meet in Shanghai, also known as the "Paris of the East". Beautiful local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over the women as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai Ghetto. Yet soon the realities of war prove to be too much for these close friends as they are torn apart. 2016: Fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying, and over the coming weeks Romy and Wilhelm begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. As fragments of her mother's history finally become clear, Alexandra struggles with what she learns while more is also revealed about her grandmother's own past in Shanghai. After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows about her family-- and herself.

ISBN:
9780062938657
9780062882011
0062938657
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Description:
450, 17 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
"P.S. Insights, interviews & more ..."-- Cover.
Originally published under the title The jade lily: Sydney, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2018.
Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN:
2019006240
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