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Yan, Geling,

Little Aunt Crane / Geling Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley. - 487 pages ; 24 cm

When the Japanese occupation of Manchuria collapses at the end of WWII, the elders of the Japanese settler villages decide to preserve their honour by killing everyone in the village. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes, but as she flees, she falls into the hands of human traffickers and is sold to a Chinese family, where she becomes Duohe - the clandestine second wife to the only son, and the secret bearer of his children. Against all odds, Duohe forms an unlikely friendship with the first wife Xiaohuan, united by the unshakeable bonds of motherhood and family. Spanning several tumultuous decades of Mao’s rule, Little Aunt Crane is a novel about love, bravery and survival, and how humanity endures in the most unlikely of circumstances.


Translated from the Chinese.

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Women--Japan--Fiction.
Women--Fiction.
Human trafficking--Fiction.
Chinese fiction--Translations into English.


Historical fiction.