Doubleday Canada, Limited, Jul 1, 2008 - 320 pages
Set in modern China, February Flowers tells the stories of two young women’s journeys to self-discovery and reconciliation with the past.
Seventeen-year-old Ming and twenty-four-year-old Yan have very little in common other than studying in the same college. Ming, idealistic and preoccupied, lives in a world of books, music, and imagination. Yan, by contrast, is sexy, cynical, and wild, with no sense of home. Yet when the two meet, they soon become best friends. Their friendship is brief, almost accidental, but intense, and
it changes Ming’s world forever.
Insightful, sophisticated, and rich with complex characters, February Flowers captures a society torn between tradition and modernity, dogma and freedom. It is a meditation on friendship, family, love, loss and redemption, and how a background shapes a life.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: February FlowersUser Review - Gen - Goodreads
I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked the setting and it gave insight into what life was like in China at the time. The relationship between the two main characters was also reminiscent of some of my own friendships. Things definitely got a bit weird at the end though. Read full review
Review: February FlowersUser Review - Piper Moon - Goodreads
Holy sweet baby Jesus this is my favorite book of all time. Fan Wu writes so honestly about her characters and it makes you feel like you are the cherry on top of a sundae of awesome. I have forced ... Read full review