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Read online China Dolls.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC China Dolls An exciting new novel set in the Chop Suey Circuit of San Francisco right before World War II from the beloved bestselling author of Snowflower and the Secret Fan and Shanghai Girls b .

In Ruby Helen and Grace three girls from very different backgrounds find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco s exclusive Oriental nightclub the Forbidden City Grace an American born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco s Chinatown And as both her friends know Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese At times their differences are pronounced but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams Then everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion and Ruby is one of them But which of her friends betrayed he by Lisa See

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China Dolls
Title:China Dolls
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ISBN:081299289X
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Number of Pages:376
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical, China
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No description available, In her most powerful novel yet acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls and Pearl s strong willed nineteen year old daughter Joy Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets Joy runs away to Shanghai in early to find her birth father the artist Z G Li with whom both May and Pearl were once in love Dazzled by him and blinded by idealism and defiance Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime Devastated by Joy s flight and terrified for her safety Pearl is determined to save her daughter no matter the personal cost From the crowded city to remote villages Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy hoping for reconciliation Yet even as Joy s and Pearl s separate journeys converge one of the most tragic episodes in China s history threatens their very lives, Pearl and May are sisters living carefree lives in Shanghai the Paris of Asia But when Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city they set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of America br br In Shanghai is the Paris of Asia a city of great wealth and glamour the home of millionaires and beggars gangsters and gamblers patriots and revolutionaries artists and warlords Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father s prosperous rickshaw business twenty one year old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition they couldn t be more different Pearl is a Dragon sign strong and stubborn while May is a true Sheep adorable and placid Both are beautiful modern and carefree until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides br br As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of America In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter trying to find love with the strangers they have married brushing against the seduction of Hollywood and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination brave Communist witch hunts and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown s old ways and rules, In a magnificent land where myth mixes treacherously with truth one woman is in charge of telling them apart Liu Hulan is the Inspector in China s Ministry of Public Security whose tough style rousts wrongdoers and rubs her superiors the wrong way Now her latest case finds her trapped between her country s distant past and her own recent history br br The case starts at a rally for a controversial cult that ends suddenly in bloodshed and leads to the apparent murder of an American archaeologist which officials want to keep quiet And haunting Hulan s investigation is the possible theft of ancient dragon bones that might alter the history of civilization itself br br Getting to the bottom of ever spiraling events Hulan unearths more scandals confronts more murderers and revives tragic memories that shake her tormented marriage to its core In the end she solves a mystery as big unruly and complex as China itself