Bondmaid by Catherine Lim

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Romance set in 1950s Singapore.
 

About Catherine Lim

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Published January 1, 1997 by Overlook Press, The. 384 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Travel. Fiction

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following her death, the narrative suggests, she becomes a goddess, one who ""always saw and heard with compassion""--except in matters concerning the Wu and Chang Houses.

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When Han turns four, her hard- pressed pregnant mother sells her to the rich House of Wu.

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Having frightened off Singaporean publishers with its frank treatment of child slavery there during the 1950s, the first of popular novelist Lim's books to be published in the U.S. recounts the dramatic love story of privileged Master Wu and strong-willed peasant girl Han.

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