The Lost Daughter of Happiness
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 NovelUser Review - Graham Crawford - Goodreads
Another strong work by this writer. This one is a little slippery, wandering in between genres. It's part historical fiction, part history, part essay. It succeeds in defying boundaries in much the ... Read full review
Review: The Lost Daughter of Happiness: A NovelUser Review - Christina - Goodreads
Powerful book. I had a hard time getting into the story, but it did get easier to read, in one sense, as you get drawn into the story. It is very shocking to learn about the Chinese slave trade in San Francisco (gold rush era.) There is a lot of violence in this story, so beware. Read full review