The Lost Daughter of Happiness

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Hyperion Books, May 22, 2002 - Fiction - 278 pages
21 Reviews
Los Angeles Times bestseller -- now in paperback. A "sensuous and disquieting new novel" [New York Times] from one of China's most acclaimed novelists, the award-winning screenwriter of Joan Chen's film Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl The Lost Daughter of Happiness is an epic and moving love story of individuals intoxicated with one another and yet repeatedly separated by prejudice and mistrust. The novel chronicles the lives of the main characters over decades against a backdrop of social turmoil -- the anti-Chinese hysteria that plagued San Francisco.

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Review: The Lost Daughter of Happiness: A Novel

User Review  - Shani Cxx - Goodreads

Although I enjoyed this novel and found the setting and time period interesting, it was also a frustrating novel since the author intentionally keeps the reader distant from the main protagonists ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Daughter of Happiness: A Novel

User Review  - Ming - Goodreads

The original Chinese text is better than the translation. Nonetheless, this still emerges to be a compelling, well-written novel. Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2002)

Geling Yan was born in Shanghai and left China after the Tiananmen Square massacre. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel The Lost Daughter of Happiness and many short stories, including one that was made into the award-winning film Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl. Yan lives in San Francisco and Africa.

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