“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the life of a young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai….I thoroughly enjoyed this book.”
—Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher
“Breathtaking….A great work that will move its readers.”
—Hong Ying, international bestselling author of Daughter of the River
Readers previously enchanted by Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See will be captivated by Duncan Jepson’s marvelous debut, All the Flowers in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, yet intimate historical fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China on the brink of revolution, and witnesses this colorful, tumultuous world through the eyes of a woman forced into a life not of her choosing and driven to seek a bitter revenge. This epic journey into the heart of Asia is sure to mesmerize fans of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
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Falling pregnant and giving birth to a daughter, Xiao Feng is consumed with hatred of her circumstances and, swearing to be the last girl of her family, she gives the child away, an act that will haunt her future.| Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...
The groom’s family asks for Feng in her sister’s place, and the young second-daughter soon finds herself married to a man she barely knows.Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...
The villains of this tale are stereotypically flat and almost entirely female — Feng’s soulless sister, her avaricious mother, catty and mean mothers-in-law, and even Feng herself.| Read Full Review of All the Flowers in Shanghai: ...
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