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Beautiful as Yesterday: A Novel
Beautiful as Yesterday: A Novel by Fan Wu 1416598898 9781416598893
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Beautiful as Yesterday: A Novel by Fan Wu

Stretching from mid-century China to both coasts of the United States at the turn of the millennium,Beautiful as Yesterdaytells the powerful and captivating story of three Chinese women from the same family. It is a penetrating exploration of what it means to belong, what it means to be a family, and the impact of history and memories on ones life.Speaking English is like taking a bath with my clothes on, Mary Chang admits after having lived in America for more than ten years. Under the facade of being a devoted wife, mother, churchgoer, and a hightech professional, she is tormented by adultery, her grudge toward her parents, and her despair at work. Ingrid, Marys attractive estranged sister, prefers her bohemian friends Latin culture to her own, though her college boyfriends tragic death never fails to haunt her. And when their widowed mother Wang Fenglan, a state factory retiree, travels from China to America for the first time under Marys request to explore the possibility of emigrating, she awkwardly reunites the family and unknowingly stirs up buried family tensions and secrets.

Author: Fan Wu

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 368

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 2009-07-07

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1416598898

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