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Title:Women of the Silk
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ISBN:0312099436
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Number of Pages:278
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, China, Asia, Asian literature, Historical

Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Women of the Silk Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II young Pei grows to womanhood working fifteen hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her .

In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk Leading the first strike the village has ever seen the young women use the strength of their ambition dreams and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own Tsukiyama s graceful prose weaves the details of the silk work and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength

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Sent by her family to work in a silk factory just prior to World War II young Pei grows to womanhood working fifteen hour days and sending her pay to the family who abandoned her br br In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk Leading the first strike the village has ever seen the young women use the strength of their ambition dreams and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own Tsukiyama s graceful prose weaves the details of the silk work and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength, div div i Just remember Yoshio said quietly to his grandsons Every day of your lives you must always be sure what you re fighting for i br br It is Tokyo in On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms two orphaned brothers are growing up with their loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition The older boy Hiroshi shows unusual skill at the national obsession of sumo wrestling while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating hard carved masks for actors in the Noh theater br Across town a renowned sumo master Sho Tanaka lives with his wife and their two young daughters the delicate daydreaming Aki and her independent sister Haru Life seems full of promise as Kenji begins an informal apprenticeship with the most famous mask maker in Japan and Hiroshi receives a coveted invitation to train with Tanaka But then Pearl Harbor changes everything As the ripples of war spread to both families quiet neighborhoods all of the generations must put their dreams on hold and then find their way in a new Japan br In an exquisitely moving story that spans almost thirty years Gail Tsukiyama draws us irresistibly into the world of the brothers and the women who love them It is a world of tradition and change of heartbreaking loss and surprising hope and of the impact of events beyond their control on ordinary decent men and women Above all i The Street of a Thousand Blossoms i is a masterpiece about love and family from a glorious storyteller at the height of her powers div div, Readers of Women of the Silk never forgot the moving powerful story of Pei brought to work in the silk house as a girl grown into a quiet but determined young woman whose life is subject to cruel twists of fate including the loss of her closest friend Lin Now we finally learn what happened to Pei as she leaves the silk house for Hong Kong in the s arriving with a young orphan Ji Shen in her care Her first job in the home of a wealthy family ends in disgrace but soon Pei and Ji Shen find a new life in the home of Mrs Finch a British ex patriate who welcomes them as the daughters she never had Their idyllic life is interrupted however by war and the Japanese occupation Pei is once again forced to make her own way struggling to survive and to keep her extended family alive as well In this story of hardship and survival Tsukiyama paints a portrait of women fighting the forces of war and time to make a life for themselves, Verzameling verhalen over Japan door Nederlandse en Japanse schrijvers