Green Island

by | Editor: Knopf
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February 28, 1947: Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, the unnamed narrator of Green Island, just after midnight as the city is plunged into martial law. In the following we ...Continua
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Shuyulins
Ha scritto il May 23, 2016, 22:19
Maybe this is what it meant to be a citizen of a place- bonded to each other by the histories thrust upon us.
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Shuyulins
Ha scritto il May 23, 2016, 22:17
My father's face was not among them. No memorial was built for the men who had survived by selling their souls. The thousands who had disappeared over the years, stained as criminals, who emerged back into the light as neighborhood pariahs for nothin...Continua
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Shuyulins
Ha scritto il May 23, 2016, 03:11
Our son's death was something we could't come back from. Wei stopped apologizing at random moments for what had happened with Helen. He stopped his flirtatious pleas for my affection. We were both somber. I realized that this was what Mama had meant...Continua
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Shuyulins
Ha scritto il May 21, 2016, 06:32
"I moved to Taiwan from Fuzhou when I was thirty-two. It always felt like exile. But now that I'm here, Taiwan feels like home. Isn't it funny? The tow of us here, so far away, brought together by the island?" I understood what she meant. The names o...Continua
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Shuyulins
Ha scritto il May 20, 2016, 03:24
He looked like Baba. If one had compared pictures of them at the same age, they might look like brothers, or even twins. But Dua Hyan radiated vigor and stability while Baba had shrunk in his late middle age. It suddenly struck me that Baba had once...Continua
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