Chang, Lan Samantha. Inheritance.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

CHANG, Lan Samantha. Inheritance. Norton. 302p. c2004.0-393-32711-6. $13.95. SA

A story of sisterly love, romantic love and betrayal, this novel starts in China in 1931 and takes the reader to California and New York. It is about romantic love and political chaos and how sisters, brothers and married couples can often be divided as their loyalties change, because of love and politics. In this tale, two sisters in China in the 1930s, born of a mother who commits suicide, find themselves competing over the older sister's husband. The husband and his brother split over political differences, just as China and Taiwan split. The narrator is a young Chinese American woman who attempts to unravel her own family's history in the 1990s and...

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