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The Resource Shanghai girls : a novel, Lisa See

Shanghai girls : a novel, Lisa See

Label
Shanghai girls : a novel
Title
Shanghai girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry Gold Mountain men who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West) where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she is pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know
Summary
Forced to leave Shanghai when their father sells them to California suitors, sisters May and Pearl struggle to adapt to life in 1930s Los Angeles while still bound to old customs, as they face discrimination and confront a life-altering secret
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
306000
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Family secrets
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • California
  • Chinese
  • Family secrets
  • Immigrants
  • Sisters
  • California
  • California
  • China
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Shanghai girls : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276228926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781400067114
Lccn
2008049245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276228926
Label
Shanghai girls : a novel, Lisa See
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn276228926
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9781400067114
Lccn
2008049245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276228926

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