Falling Leaves: The True Story of a Unwanted Chinese Daughter

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Falling Leaves: The True Story of a Unwanted Chinese Daughter

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Snow Whites stepmother looks like a pussycat compared to the monster under which Adeline Yen Mah suffered. The authors memoir of life in mainland China and--after the 1949 revolution--Hong Kong is a gruesome chronicle of nonstop emotional abuse from her wealthy father and his beautiful, cruel second wife. Chinese proverbs scattered throughout the text pithily covey the t Snow Whites stepmother looks like a pussycat compared to the monster under which Adeline Yen Mah suffered. The authors memoir of life in mainland China and--after the 1949 revolution--Hong Kong is a gruesome chronicle of nonstop emotional abuse from her wealthy father and his beautiful, cruel second wife. Chinese proverbs scattered throughout the text pithily covey the traditional world view that prompted Adelines subservience. Had she not escaped to America, where she experienced a fulfilling medical career and a happy marriage, her story would be unbearable; instead, its grimly fascinating: Falling Leaves is an Asian Mommie Dearest .


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Snow Whites stepmother looks like a pussycat compared to the monster under which Adeline Yen Mah suffered. The authors memoir of life in mainland China and--after the 1949 revolution--Hong Kong is a gruesome chronicle of nonstop emotional abuse from her wealthy father and his beautiful, cruel second wife. Chinese proverbs scattered throughout the text pithily covey the t Snow Whites stepmother looks like a pussycat compared to the monster under which Adeline Yen Mah suffered. The authors memoir of life in mainland China and--after the 1949 revolution--Hong Kong is a gruesome chronicle of nonstop emotional abuse from her wealthy father and his beautiful, cruel second wife. Chinese proverbs scattered throughout the text pithily covey the traditional world view that prompted Adelines subservience. Had she not escaped to America, where she experienced a fulfilling medical career and a happy marriage, her story would be unbearable; instead, its grimly fascinating: Falling Leaves is an Asian Mommie Dearest .
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Title Falling Leaves: The True Story of a Unwanted Chinese Daughter Height 12.8
Mah Adeline Yen Width 1.7
ISBN-13 9780140265989 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0140265988 Spine Width
Publisher Penguin UK Pages 228
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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