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All the Flowers in Shanghai
All the Flowers in Shanghai
Author: Duncan Jepson
In 1930s Shanghai, following the path of duty takes precedence over personal desires for every young Chinese woman. For Feng, that means becoming the bride of a wealthy businessman in a marriage arranged by her parents. In the enclosed world of the Sang household -- a place of public ceremony and private cruelty -- she learns that fulfilling her...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780062081605
ISBN-10: 0062081608
Publication Date: 12/27/2011
Pages: 320
Edition: Original
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Duncan Jepson shows promise as a writer in this debut novel; unfortunately, most of the material in this book has been done too often to make All The Flowers in Shanghai memorable. It is the story of Feng, who steps in as the reluctant bride in an arranged marriage when her older sister dies. Feng spends a lot of time pining for a young man she knew briefly before her marriage and life within a wealthy home dominated by her father-in-law. There are glimpses of Chinese history that make the story line more interesting, but ultimately the characters are stereotypical and without much substance.
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