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    DescriptionINTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER   In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives.


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    Title
    Dreams of Joy
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lisa See
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812983555
    ISBN 10: 0812983556
    Classifications

    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: CHIN3078
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC008000, FIC019000
    Publisher
    Random House Inc.
    Imprint name
    Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Publication date
    07 February 2012
    Author Information
    Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    “Astonishing . . . one of those hard-to-put-down-until-four-in-the-morning books . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles Times    “[Lisa] See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter, as both of the women who had a part in making Joy return [come] to her rescue.”—San Francisco Chronicle   “Once again, See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”—The Washington Post