Half A Lifelong Romance (Vintage International)

Half A Lifelong Romance (Vintage International)

  • Publish Date: 2016-03-08
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eileen Chang
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Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his familys efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry her. But dark circumstancesa lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secretforce the two young lovers apart.

As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hopehowever slimthat they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China.

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