“With lean prose and assured storytelling, this debut novel describes a family fractured by geography, ambition and the ripple effects of China’s tumultuous 20th-century history.”—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (NEW AND NOTEWORTHY)
“Feng’s striking debut novel chronicles what happens to a young Chinese family in the wake of the Cultural Revolution. Feng captures humor and grief in equal measures…and she elegantly references Chinese concepts of fate and luck while building toward a poignant conclusion. This resonates from page one.”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Jo’s Notes: Quiet, elegant, moving.