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It's a bit of fun that each of the first two narrators appear very slightly in the following narrators own story.
She reinvents herself as Shirley Yamaguchi, playing the role of a beautiful Japanese woman this time falling in love with American soldiers in the movies.
If you like intricate plots, interesting characters, foreign settings, and historical accuracy, this is a book for you.
should be read by everyone! Great book!!! So enlightening and stimulating. Dawkins writes in such an engaging manner, making even the most difficult of topics comprehensible to the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by A. Martin
it must be awfully difficult to take such an inherently fascinating era as the 2nd sino-japanese war and such an inherently fascinating life as the film star Ri Koran's and render... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Zangiku
This endeavor is excellent in providing cultural and historical context. From a fictional novel aspect, it leaves much to be desired. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by bigboppar
Well worth getting.
The previous reviews are detailed (and largely on the mark) so I won't go over the same ground, but I would highly recommend the book if you have a... Read more
This is an enjoyable rather clever novel which manages to link the Japanese invasion of China and establishment of a puppet state in Manchuria, the American occupation of Japan,... Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by John Fitzpatrick
It's the unique structure of this book, told in three parts by three different first person narrators that excite the reader. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Bobby D.
I have an interest in Li Xianglan way before I knew about this novel. Actually I read other people's reviews on this novel as well as an interview with the author before I bought... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Ubaku