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Inheritance - Lan Samantha Chang

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When their mother dies, Junan and her little sister Yinan make a pact to stay together for ever. They grow up in Hangzhou, in their wealthy father's house, Junan becoming every year more beautiful, Yinan more shy and withdrawn.

Then one night, their father promises Junan's hand in marriage to an ambitious soldier, Li Ang , to pay off a gambling debt. Junan is determined not to make the same mistake as her mother, and vows never to fall in love with her husband.

But then Japanese invade, and Li Ang is sent to protect the wartime capital. Unable to join him herself and tormented by jealously, Junan sends to him the one woman she can trust, her quiet and dreamy younger sister Yinan...

About the Author

Lan Samantha Chang was born in Wisconsin in 1966. She attended the the Iowa School of Writing and teaching at Stanford. She is a winner of an Alfred Hodder Fellowship and now teaches creative writing at Harvard University. Her stories have appeared in the best of the American literary magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, and in top collections such as Best American Short Stories.

'Lan Samantha Chang's prose has moments of real lyricism ... INHERITANCE skillfully spans some 70 years of China's turbulent history.' GUARDIAN

ISBN: 9780753819807
ISBN-10: 9780375826696
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 5th August 2005
Dimensions (cm): 19.700 x 12.800  x 2.200
Weight (kg): 0.283