The Piano Teacher: A Novel
Janice Y. K. Lee
"A infrequent and beautiful tale . . . Transports you out of time, misplaced, right into a international you could think in your very skin." —Elizabeth Gilbert
Janice Y.K. Lee's most up-to-date novel, The Expatriates, is now to be had from Viking
The New York Times bestseller
within the sweeping culture of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a story of affection and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong right into a passionate courting with Trudy Liang, a stunning Eurasian socialite. yet their affair is quickly threatened through the invasion of the japanese as global struggle II overwhelms their a part of the realm. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton involves Hong Kong to paintings as a piano instructor and in addition starts a fateful affair. because the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, most unlikely offerings emerge-between love and defense, braveness and survival, the current, and mainly, the earlier.
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