Green Island

Green Island

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family--the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101872369
9781101874257
Branch Call Number: FIC Ryan
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 25 cm

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multcolib_susannel Oct 29, 2016

Which is more powerful- love of country or love of family?
Mesmerizing read set against the background of Taiwan's struggle with China.

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