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Book cover of River East, River West by Aube Rey Lescure

River East, River West - Aube Rey Lescure


Shanghai, 2007: feeling betrayed by her American mother's engagement to their rich landlord Lu Fang, fourteen-year-old Alva begins plotting her escape. But the exclusive American School - a potential ticket out - is not what she imagined.


Qingdao, 1985: newlywed Lu Fang works as a lowly shipping clerk. Though he aspires to a bright future, he is one of many casualties of harsh political reforms. Then China opens up to foreigners and capital, and Lu Fang meets a woman who makes him question what he should settle for...

A mesmerising reversal of the east-west immigrant narrative set against China's economic boom, River East, River West is a deeply moving exploration of race, identity and family, of capitalism's false promise and private dreams. 

River East, River West - Aube Rey Lescure

  • Paperback

    ISBN:    9780715655627
    Publisher:    Duckworth Books
    Pub date:    02 May 2024
    Language:    English
    Number of pages:    352

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