River East, River West – Aube Rey Lescure

£16.99

Hardback

A mesmerising reversal of the east west immigrant narrative set against China’s economic boom, A River East, River West is a deeply moving exploration of race, identity and family, of capitalism’s false promise and private dreams. Shanghai, 2007: feeling betrayed by her American mother’s engagement to their rich landlord Lu Fang, fourteen-year-old Alva begins plotting her escape. But the exclusive American School a potential ticket out  is not what she imagined. Qingdao, 1985: newlywed Lu Fang works as a lowly shipping clerk.

Though he aspires to a bright future, he is one of many casualties of harsh political reforms. Then China opens up to foreigners and capital, and Lu Fang meets a woman who makes him question what he should settle for…

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ISBN: 9780715655399 Category: Tags: ,

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Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K