One of my fav books from the past year, it‘s a sweeping epic taking place during the rise of Communism in China that‘s emotional & revealing in what it means to be a mother, as well as the naivety of being young, impulsive, & idealistic. It‘s the sequel to Shanghai Girls, which is a story about the struggles & profound bond sisterhood in a time of war.
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Holy shit, this book took all my emotions & threw 'em into an intense-as-fudge meat grinder & marinated it w/tension. I'm such an incoherent mess right now.
The detailed storytelling of life during the 1st decade of Mao's reign & communism is heart-shatteringly raw. The book explores the brutal reality of the era w/courage via deeply complex characters & unbelievably captivating prose. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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