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Read online Women of the Silk.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Women of the Silk Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II young Pei grows to womanhood working fifteen hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her .

In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk Leading the first strike the village has ever seen the young women use the strength of their ambition dreams and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own Tsukiyama s graceful prose weaves the details of the silk work and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength by Gail Tsukiyama

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Women of the Silk
Title:Women of the Silk
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ISBN:0312099436
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Number of Pages:278
Category:historical-fiction, fiction, china, asia, asian-literature, historical
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The bestselling author of i Women of the Silk i and i The Samurai s Garden i offers a powerful coming of age story set in Hong Kong during the eventful years between and br br When war threatens the comfortable life of Joan and Emma Lew the daughters of a Hong Kong businessman they escape with their family to spend the early s in Macao When they return home Joan the beautiful elder sister hopes for a traditional marriage and children until her passion for movies and romance gives her the promise of different life Emma inspired by the independence of her aunt Go considers college in San Francisco and the challenge of life in America br br As the girls become women each follows a different path from what her family expects But through times of great happiness and sorrow the sisters learn that their complicated ties to each other and to the other members of their close knit family are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams, A year old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family s summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis Here he is cared for by Matsu a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener Over the course of a remarkable year Stephen learns Matsu s secret and gains not only physical strength but also profound spiritual insight Matsu is a samurai of the soul a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world and Stephen is a noble student learning to appreciate Matsu s generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu s soul mate gentle Sachi a woman afflicted with leprosy br, Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II young Pei grows to womanhood working fifteen hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her br br In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk Leading the first strike the village has ever seen the young women use the strength of their ambition dreams and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own Tsukiyama s graceful prose weaves the details of the silk work and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength, No description available