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The other reviewers have nailed it: great start, lousy finish. I picked up this book because Bi Feiyu is really a very highly regarded author in the PRC. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gromer
At first, this story of a large family in china, told in the form of three "novellas," each told from the perspective of three sisters drew me in. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by Lauren A.
The trauma of being an unwanted girl child is vividly portrayed in this masterpiece of a work. The sexual exploitation of women in rural China ( for that matter in India) is... Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Tutun
Boring, morose, and self pitying, this is the kind of fiction that earns man booker derived awards.
Oprah book club admirers will love this, but I thought it stank: no... Read more
This it hardly satire, witty or enlightening. A tragic tale of Chineese sisters under the Maoist regime, it details casual and criminal abuse, rape, and an ironic narrative of... Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by M. B. Walters
I found the setting and characters interesting, as far as that goes. But it was unclear to me how the three sisters and their stories are connected, and the author fails to tie... Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by Todd and In Charge
This book felt like a less skilled knock off of Amy Tan or Maxine Hong Kingston. Like Tan and Kingston, Feiyu tackles gender and power in Chinese culture. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Jennifer Kline
Three Sisters has been compared to such books as Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Empire of the Sun. Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Kimmy11
The three sisters in this book show the emotions of Chinese women in the l970's. The first sister, who is more or less the mother of the family, is grounded in her world of... Read morePublished on September 11, 2010 by Charles W. Long