China Dolls: a novel

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"The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony In Love, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy returns with her highly anticipated new novel. A bold and bittersweet story of secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion, China Dolls reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as three young women navigate the "Chop Suey Circuit"--America's extravagant all-Asian revues of the 1930s and '40s--and endure the attack on Pearl Harbor and the shadow of World War II"--
"In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--
Overcoming respective pasts to audition for showgirl roles at an exclusive San Francisco nightclub, three Asian-American girls rely on each other for survival until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor causes one of them to be betrayed and sent to an internment camp.
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9780812992892
146767690
081299289
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9780385394154
9780385394185
9780679644163
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Betrayal -- Fiction, Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction, Chinese American women -- Fiction, FICTION / Asian American, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Sagas, Female friendship -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Japanese American women -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction
title_display China Dolls : a novel
title_full China Dolls : a novel / Lisa See, China Dolls : a novel / [electronic resource] Lisa See, China Dolls A Novel, China dolls [sound recording] : a novel / Lisa See
title_short China Dolls :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Betrayal, Chinese American women, Female friendship, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Japanese American women, Literature, World War, 1939-1945