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.
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February Flowers is a modern novel, set in China, about the friendship between two girls at university. It followed the kind of friendship that I often find portrayed in novels, where one girl of the ... Read full review
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Very interesting story. No discernible chapter breaks which I was comfortable with, as I often writie that way. I liked the cultural aspect because it was so different from what I know and am used to ... Read full review