(EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee


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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II which took place eight hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor For the high flying British citizens who lived a life of

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Two days ago I thought my review of this book would be uite different than it is Two days ago I was on page 113 of this book and I was getting frustrated with the vapid characters who were either spending all their time acting the part of the privileged upper class English ex pats in Hong Kong or in Claire's case stealing trinkets Even the war time surrender of Hong Kong to the Japanese seemed only a minor inconvenience to these p

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee è 5 Download 45 I've never thought of a title for a book to be either a good name or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it's a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I thought

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    Read The Piano Teacher (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Lee alternates between two different time periods to tell the story of betrayal in war time Hong Kong Does anyone just write a linear story any ? Seems like every book I pick up these days uses this kind of devi

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    Read The Piano Teacher Janice Y.K. Lee è 5 Download (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee I've found that it's easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It's harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee è 5 Download Interested in of my reviews? Visit my blogI didn’t enjoy this uite as much as I had hoped The story was riveting; however the characters were

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    (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Read The Piano Teacher the salespeople at Borders did me wrong in their defense i had but 10 minutes on my parking meter and made a hasty decision to buy this book and what a book what a dumb book boring story i kept waiting for the story to get moving and it never did this is a slow story about a bunch of english ex pats living in hong kong and going to parties having affairs stealing things Part 2 gets only mildly interesting when the japanese invadeboring bori

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    Read The Piano Teacher (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back and forth between the 40's and 50's She has clearly demonstrated the attitudes of class among the British Americans and the native people On one hand there are the people who are leading their frivolous ex

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    Read The Piano Teacher (EBOOK / KINDLE) The Piano Teacher By Janice Y.K. Lee Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Another book that I absolutely loved and could not uit reading A WWII story but this one was told about JapaneseChinese which is not what we usually read about A very mixed up love story about people who were very confused about who they were but by the end of the book seemed to have found themselves and some

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The Piano Teacher

Read The Piano Teacher Download The Piano Teacher ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee E an abrupt turn after the Japanese occupation and though their reactions are varied denial resistance submission the toll it takes on all is soon laid bare Enter Claire Pendleton from London Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951 she accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy couple the Chens Claire begins to see the appeal of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's. I ve found that it s easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It s harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and Trudy Will s experience in an internment camp with other Westerners and Trudy s attempts to make nice with the Japanese and provide for her own survival Claire the piano teacher of the title was much less interesting and despite her title billing never seemed like a true protagonist A young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result of the 1940s sections of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book The Heiress In His Bed young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result of the 1940s sections of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book

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Read The Piano Teacher Download The Piano Teacher ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Driver the curiously underutilized Will Truesdale A handsome charmer with a mysterious limp Will appears to be the perfect companion for Claire who's often left to her own devices But a further examination leaves her with uestions than answersAn intricately woven tale of lives changed by historical events Lee's debut brings this hothouse flower of a city alive with passion and imagines characters both unforgettable and tragic. I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back and forth between the 40 s and 50 s She has clearly demonstrated the attitudes of class among the British Americans and the native people On one hand there are the people who are leading their frivolous existences similar to the Gatsby era and then there are those who humbly serve them Character development was often flat and awkward The time when the Japanese invaded and occupied Hong Kong was horrifying and detailed but much was left unresolved This chapter in history has been so much aptly addressed in other literature While trying to accomplish this Yee has given the reader too little attempting to tell too many stories and then omitting items which could have made her novel satisfyingThe actions of her main characters were not clearly defined nor always resolved satisfactorily The conclusion of the book was abrupt leaving the main character the piano teacher suspended in a strange and uncharacteristic situation

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Read The Piano Teacher Download The Piano Teacher ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free è Janice Y.K. Lee Exotic Hong Kong takes center stage in this sumptuous novel set in the 1940s and '50s It's a city teeming with people sights sounds and smells and it's home to a group of foreign nationals who enjoy the good life among the local moneyed set in a tight knit social enclave distanced from the culture at large Comfortable clever and even a bit dazzling they revel in their fancy dinners and fun parties But their sheltered lives tak. We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II which took place eight hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor For the high flying British citizens who lived a life of carefree excess in Hong Kong drinks and parties at the British clubs and hotels every day the war hit them like a cement wall They were forced into inhumane internment camps where hunger sualor cold and filth contrasted with their old life There are three protagonists in this story and it s hard to figure out which one is the main one There s the beautiful young siren of Chinese Portuguese ancestry who wraps men around her finger Willing to do anything to preserve her lifestyle she becomes a collaborator with the Japanese Then there s the prim and proper piano teacher who came to Hong Kong in the early 1950 s straight out of a small British village Connecting these two threads of the story is the hard bitten stoic Brit a caricature escaped from a detective story He has affairs with the beautiful woman in the 1940 s and with the piano teacher in the 1950 s The story jumps back and forth in time The woman of the 1950 s has no knowledge of the woman from the 1940 s and her tragic ending The book has drama and intrigue and it held my attention all the way through It s also good study of how the colonial British interacted with the Chinese elite The author is a Hong Kong born American writer This was her first novel But it is not the novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek that was made into a French movie in 2001 Revised and pictures added 262020Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from thoughtcocomInternees at the Stanley Camp in Hong Kong from gwulocomThe author from the New York Times nytcom

  • Hardcover
  • 328
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Janice Y.K. Lee
  • English
  • 14 December 2020
  • 9780670020485