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Little Aunt Crane / Geling Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley.

By: Yan, Geling [author.].
Contributor(s): Tyldesley, Esther [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Harvill Secker, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: 487 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846555909; 1846555906.Uniform titles: Xiaoyi Duohe. English Subject(s): Women -- Japan -- Fiction | Women -- Fiction | Human trafficking -- Fiction | Chinese fiction -- Translations into EnglishGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: 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.
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In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. Only 16-year-old Tatsuru escapes.

But Tatsuru's trials have just begun. As she flees, she falls into the hands of human traffickers. She is sold to a wealthy 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.

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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