Dopo una giovinezza felice a Shanghai, il sogno delle sorelle May e Pearl Chin è finito a Los Angeles, dove sono destinate a un matrimonio combinato. Le loro due famiglie crescono Joy, che a diciannove anni scopre per caso e con dolore di non essere figlia di Pearl, come credeva, bensì di May e del suo grande amore di gioventù, il pittore cinese Z.G. Joy decide di partire per conoscere il Paese al quale sente di appartenere e soprattutto il suo vero padre. È il 1957 e il mondo che l'attende è la Cina maoista del Grande Balzo in Avanti, un mondo in cui gli individui sono piegati dal potere e dalle sue richieste spietate. Anche il padre naturale di Joy è osteggiato dal nuovo regime in quanto artista ed è costretto a partire per la campagna. Nel suo cieco entusiasmo, Joy decide di seguirlo e in un villaggio sperduto nel cuore della Cina conosce un giovane contadino di cui si innamora perdutamente. Ma Joy ha due madri che l'attendono e che sono disposte a tutto pur di riportarla a casa...
- ISBN: 8850237758
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 442
If my mother would have read this book, firstly, she would scoff at Joy for being an ignorant fool and then latched her eyes onto me sternly saying, "See, this is what happens when you do not listen to your mother!" But then, if we do listen to our mothers all the time, how would we craft our own ex Leggi tutto
Beautiful, beautiful book...and a bit horrifying as well. I was unaware when I started this book that it was part of a well-known series involving Pearl and Mae, two of the story's main characters. Joy is the 19 year old daughter of Chinese nationals who relocated to California at the start of China Leggi tutto
I'll say at the outset: I love Lisa See . I loved On Gold Mountain: The 100 Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family . The Flower Net , Shanghai Girls , Peony in Love , and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan . I love her writing, her carefully researched hstory, her political commitment, and deft creation o Leggi tutto
4 stars for a story of tragedy, loss and family. This book starts with strong willed Joy rebelling against her mom and running away to China. It is 1957, the year before "The Great Leap Forward", which becomes a catastrophic famine. Recent research suggests about 45 million people died during this m Leggi tutto
*** I wanted to share this review because Ms. See has a new book coming out in March, I'm hoping it will be a great one :) *** This is the follow up to Ms. See's Shanghi Girls. At the start of the story Joy learns the secret that her aunt is her true biological mother. She is angry and defiant and ha Leggi tutto
This is one of my favorite books of all time! Its the powerful and satisfying conclusion to "Shanghai Girls." Exquisitely written down to the last vivid detail in this amazing journey across 1950s China and into the heart of what it means to be a family. If you were awestruck by Lisa See's "Shanghai Leggi tutto
Dreams of Joy is Lisa See’s sequel to Shanghai Girls, but that isn’t really what it is...it is really the completion of what was, for me, an incomplete story. It would be like having Gone With the Wind end when Scarlett gets back to Tara after the burning of Atlanta...you would feel cheated, because Leggi tutto
I know there was a bigger point here, but I kept thinking "What a dumbass girl..."
In Shanghai Girls you read about the Japanese Invasion of China, and follow Pearl and her sister May as they try to escape China after their family unravels. In order to get to America, they must go through some horrific ordeals. "Dreams of Joy" is the continuation of this book. In this book, Pearl
“Maybe stories and memories are destined to be incomplete...” ― Lisa See, Dreams of Joy I'm glad I decided to read the 2 stories together since the ending of "Shanghai Girls" is the beginning of "Dreams of Joy". It's a family saga that spans about 25 years between the two stories; it begins in Shangh Leggi tutto
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