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Fiction Asian American

Three Souls

by (author) Janie Chang

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Feb 2015
Category
Asian American, Coming of Age, Historical
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443423922
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443423908
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443423915
    Publish Date
    Feb 2015
    List Price
    $19.99

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Description

Civil war China is fractured by social and political change. Behind the magnificent gates of the Song family estate, however, none of this upheaval has touched Leiyin, a spoiled and idealistic teenager. But when Leiyin meets the captivating left-wing poet Hanchin, she defies her father and learns a harsh reality: that her father has the power to dictate her fate. Leiyin's punishment for disobedience leads to exile from her family, an unwanted marriage and ultimately a lover's betrayal-followed by her untimely death. Now a ghost, Leiyin must make amends to earn entry to the afterlife. But when her young daughter faces a dangerous future, Leiyin has to make a heart-wrenching choice.

About the author

Janie Chang writes historical novels that draw upon family history for inspiration. She grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and immortals, and about family life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War. Her second novel, Dragon Spring Road, was released in January 2017. Her first novel, Three Souls was a finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prizes fiction award, one of 9 Canadian novels long listed for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand. She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her husband and Mischa, a rescue cat who thinks the staff could be doing a better job.

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