A memoir by American jounalist Emily Prager about the search for her adopted daughter's roots in today's China. In 1994, Prager adopted seven month old Lulu in China. Five years later she returned to spend three months in Wuhu city, where Lulu had been found on the street. Within a week of her arrival NATO bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and anti-American feeling ran high. Prager, Lulu and the townspeople became involved in a relationship that stood politics and prejudice on its head.
Emily Prager spent 4 years of her own childhood in Taiwan. The author of much praised novels, stories and essays collections, including A Visit from the Footbinder, In the Missionary Position and Roger Fishbite.