By Jeffrey Meyer
Victoria doesn’t understand she’s lost....
A baby of yankee missionaries disappears at a Beijing competition in 1940 and is rarely visible back. even if devastated, the fogeys proceed their devoted missionary paintings in China. After the beginning of a moment baby, eastern occupiers strength the kin right into a detention camp.
Olivia embarks on a quest to discover her sister . . .
Years later, the tale keeps as sisters, raised in various cultures, start a look for id and relations. Set opposed to the historical past of progressive swap in twentieth century China and the United States, China-born and American-raised Olivia hears her “call to China” and embarks on her personal undertaking during the unique nation to discover the sister she by no means knew.
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