Night of Many Dreams

By Gail Tsukiyama
Read by Anna Fields

8.25 Hours 03/01/1999 unabridged
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As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma has developed a deep interest in travel and new experiences, while Joan has turned to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the problems of ordinary life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their close-knit family—their parents, their independent aunt Go, and Foon, the family cook—is a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

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Summary

Summary

As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma has developed a deep interest in travel and new experiences, while Joan has turned to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the problems of ordinary life.

As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their close-knit family—their parents, their independent aunt Go, and Foon, the family cook—is a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Delicately fashioned…Evocative.” New York Times Book Review
“Tsukiyama tells a quietly powerful and understated story of women finding their way in the world, and the strength they derive from family ties.” San Francisco Chronicle
“With unexpected poignancy…Tsukiyama skillfully demonstrates how the strength of family bonds can provide spiritual sustenance.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Anna Fields captures the essence of these characters and their emotional lives as they grow, mature, suffer, and celebrate over the course of twenty-five years. Her voice is ever true to the personalities and situations. A rewarding production; recommended for fiction collections.” Library Journal
“The tale grows in richness as it proceeds, a paean to the sustaining pleasures of family.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Gail Tsukiyama

Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father. Her novels include Dreaming Water, Women of the Silk, The Language of Threads, and The Samurai’s Garden. She lives in El Cerrito, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English