Katharine Chin's narration expresses the lyricism and emotions of this historical novel, which takes listeners into the late-nineteenth-century world of Daiyu, who is kidnapped from China. She reinvents herself again and again amid the prejudice of the U.S.'s 1882 Exclusion Act. Chin embraces the balance of adventure and sensitivity, as well as the layered persona of Daiyu. Chin also conveys the intelligence, creativity, and strength of the heroine as she makes calligraphy her own, escapes a San Francisco brothel, and falls into the hands of white mobsters in a small Idaho town. In neutral tones, the author delivers an afterword and participates in an interview that recounts her own journey and the truths behind the story. S.W. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9781250837523 $50.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781250837530 $26.99
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