The piano teacher: a novel
In the epic tradition of The English Patient, this gripping tale of love and betrayal is set in war-torn Hong Kong. It is 1942, and Will Trusdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, has fallen headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But when WWII strikes, Will is sent to an internment camp, while Trudy remains outside. Trudy is forced to form dangerous alliances with the head of the Japanese gendarmerie, whose desperate attempts to locate a priceless collection of Chinese art lead to a chain of terrible betrayals.
Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and meets the enigmatic Will. As long-buried secrets start to emerge and she begins to understand the true nature of the world she has entered, Claire learns that sometimes the price of survival is love.
As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present and, above all, the past.
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|Grouping Author||lee janice y k|
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|Last Indexed||2019-10-14 23:43:28PM|
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"A rare and exquisite story . . . Transports you out of time, out of place, into a world you can feel on your very skin." —Elizabeth Gilbert
Janice Y.K. Lee's latest novel, The Expatriates, is now available from Penguin
The New York Times bestseller
In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past.
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Green Hills Kids
English -- China -- Hong Kong -- Fiction
Hong Kong (China) -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction
Piano teachers -- Fiction
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The Piano Teacher A Novel
The piano teacher : a novel / Janice Y.K. Lee
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