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Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter



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Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots by Adeline Yen Mah
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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 the European concessions and thereafter. The text shows how east connects with west and offers an insight into a particular kind of chinese life.

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Adeline Yen Mah took studied at London Univesity and now lives in the USA. "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.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Penguin Books Ltd
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