For more than seventeen years, Lin Kong, a devoted and ambitious doctor, has been in love with an educated, clever, modern woman, Manna Wu. But back in his traditional home village lives the humble, loyal wife his family chose for him years ago. Every summer, he returns to ask her for a divorce and every summer his compliant wife agrees but then backs out. This time, after eighteen years' waiting, Lin promises it will be different.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bagpuss - LibraryThing
This book is based on a real life event, after Jin and his wife met a doctor at a hospital who had done just what the blurb says. I really enjoyed this – it was an easy read, but fast paced and the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - klack128 - LibraryThing
I read this on a recommendation, and I'm not entirely sure how I felt about it. It was so different from my normal reads, I think it's taking some time to sink in. The culture represented in this book ... Read full review