Inheritance

Inheritance

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Baker & Taylor
Making a pact to stay together after the suicide of their mother, Junan and her sister, Yinan, find their vow challenged when Junan is separated from her husband by the Japanese invasion of China and decides to send Yinan after him to the wartime capital. 50,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A timeless story of familial devotion undermined by deceit and passion and rebuilt by memory, by the acclaimed author of Hunger. In 1931, abandoned after their mother's suicide, the young Junan and her sister, Yinan, make a pact never to leave each other. The two girls are inseparableuntil Junan enters into an arranged marriage and makes the mistake of falling in love with her soldier husband. When the Japanese invade China, Junan and her husband are separated. Unable to follow him to the wartime capital, Junan makes the fateful decision to send her sister after him. Set in China and America, against the backdrop of political chaos and social upheaval, the story is narrated by Junan's daughter, Hong, its witness, who is haunted by its influence on her own life. Inheritance traces the echo of betrayal through generations and explores the elusive nature of trust. Hunger, "a work of gorgeous and enduring prose" (Washington Post), introduced a writer of considerable talent and promise. Inheritance, elegant and historically rich, shows this storyteller's remarkable range.

Blackwell North Amer
Spanning seven decades, this novel tells the story of a love triangle within a distinguished family. In 1931, abandoned after their mother's suicide, the young Junan and her sister, Yinan, make a pact never to leave each other. The two girls are inseparable - until Junan enters into an arranged marriage and makes the mistake of falling in love with her soldier husband. When the Japanese invade China, Junan and her husband are separated. Unable to follow him to the wartime capital, Junan makes the fateful decision to send her sister after him. Set in China and America, against the backdrop of political chaos and social upheaval, the story is narrated by Junan's daughter, Hong, its witness, who is haunted by its influence on her own life. Inheritance traces the echo of betrayal through generations and explores the elusive nature of trust.

Baker
& Taylor

Making a pact to stay together after their mother's suicide, Junan and her sister, Yinan, find their vow challenged when Junan is separated from her husband by the Japanese invasion of China and sends Yinan after him.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393059199
0393059197
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHANG
FICTION CHANG
Characteristics: p. cm

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