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River East, River West

River East, River West : Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024 by Aube Rey Lescure

Author: Aube Rey Lescure

£9.99

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Format:Paperback

Page Count:352

Date Published:2 May 2024

ISBN:9780715655627

Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024

Shanghai, 2007: feeling betrayed by her American mother’s engagement to their rich landlord Lu Fang, fourteen-year-old Alva begins plotting her escape. But the exclusive American School – a potential ticket out – is not what she imagined. Qingdao, 1985: newlywed Lu Fang works as a lowly shipping clerk.

Though he aspires to a bright future, he is one of many casualties of harsh political reforms. Then China opens up to foreigners and capital, and Lu Fang meets a woman who makes him question what he should settle for… A mesmerising reversal of the east–west immigrant narrative set against China’s economic boom, River East, River West is a deeply moving exploration of race, identity and family, of capitalism’s false promise and private dreams.

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