This is a Chinese woman's story of how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong in the 40s and 50s, and of its consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become an extremely successful doctor and business woman in the USA. It's also a story about Hong Kong: of middle class life at the time of European concessions and thereafter.
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A 'sleeper' bestseller, jumped from 17 to 4 in 3 weeks.About the Author:
Born and brought up in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah took a degree at London Univesity and has since lived in the USA. ''Lifelong reach of tentacles of fear. Dickensian. Riveting. Gripping. Reads more like thriller than autobiography.' Daily Telegraph ''My Chinese Cinderella.. Her father's stunningly beautiful new young wife makes Snow White's wicked stepmother look like Mary Poppins. A compelling story.' The Mail.
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Book Description Penguin, London, 1999. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. New edition.. 0140287809 New. 288 p. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # ALIBRIS.0003899