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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maryreinert - LibraryThing
I understand why Harriet is the #1 reviewer - she put in words exactly how I felt about the book. I thought the setting and "history" of the period was interesting, but I just could not become attached to any of the characters. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Limelite - LibraryThing
The nightmare of life in post Civil War San Francisco for Chinese immigrants is exposed in this quasi love story. Chris, aged 12 is fascinated, then obsessed throughout his life, by the 20-year old ... Read full review