Author: Lisa See
Translator: Sona Yang
Publisher: Million House
2-volume set | 223*147mm
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About This Book
In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she's painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together, they endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.
"Riveting . . . a story that informs as it charms." --The San Diego Union-Tribune
"A marvel of imagination . . . so mesmerizing the pages float away and the story remains clearly before us from beginning to end." -- Amy Tan, author of Saving Fish from Drowning
"An engrossing and completely convincing portrayal of a woman shaped by suffering forced upon her from her earliest years, and of the friendship that helps her to survive." -- Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
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