This is the long awaited sequel to Shanghai Girls. The plot follows Joy, the daughter of May and Pearl, to Mao’s China of 1957. Joy searches for her father and embraces the communist lifestyle. Her mother, Pearl, follows her to China. Through Joy and Pearl we experience communist China of the 1950’s. This is a story of hardship, reconciliation and redemption. Strong characters, great sense of place, fast-paced plot.
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RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: KLM