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Falling Leaves : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter - 97 edition

Falling Leaves : The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter (ISBN10: 0767903579; ISBN13: 9780767903578)
ISBN13: 978-0767903578
ISBN10: 0767903579

Summary: Adeline Yen Mah was born in 1937 in Tianjin, a port city one thousand miles north of Shanghai. She was the fifth and youngest child of an affluent family. Her grand aunt -- in an unprecedented achievement -- had founded the Shanghai Women's Bank in 1924, and her father was a revered businessman whose reputation for turning iron into gold began when he started his own firm at the age of nineteen. Yet wealth and position could not shield young Adeline from a childhood ...show moreof appalling emotional abuse at the hands of her own family. Adeline's mother died giving birth to her. As a result she was deemed bad luck, and considered inferior and insignificant by her older siblings, who bullied her relentlessly. When her father took a beautiful Eurasian as his new wife, Adeline found herself at the mercy of a cold and cruelly manipulative stepmother. While Niang treated all of her stepchildren as second-class citizens, the full power of her wrath was unleashed on Adeline. As the Red Army approached in 1949, the family moved to Hong Kong. Adeline was shuttled off to boarding school in virtual isolation, forbidden visitors, mail, and all contact with her family. Burying herself in books, she dreamed of freedom and a new life. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Broadway Books
Published: 04/28/1999
International: No



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