River East, River West

River East, River West

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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. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780715655399
Publisher: Duckworth Books
Imprint: Duckworth
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2347
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 460g
Height: 154mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 35mm