By Olivia Wang

within the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s, boys and girls in China aren't allowed to stay young children lengthy. For Morning Feather, existence throughout the Cultural Revolution includes consistent sacrifice. Even milk is rationed, as she reveals out whilst she steals her child sister’s element, sending the family into an uproar.

Despite the massive societal alterations happening round her, Morning Feather specializes in issues ladies her age care approximately: her loved cat, Gray-Gray, who suffers a violent loss of life; her priceless, mulberry-eating silkworms; Ray, the classmate she has a overwhelm on…

Ray continually makes Morning Feather’s middle bypass a beat. She is heartbroken whilst Ray drops out of college to paintings on the neighborhood cement factory—at the age of thirteen!

Decades later, Morning Feather encounters Ray back in an unforeseen environment. Now a company legal professional within the usa, she’s agreed to aid her uncle in defeating a lawsuit in Beijing. whilst she returns to China as promised, she reveals herself dealing with off opposed to her first real love.

Readers who take pleasure in tales approximately bygone instances and various cultures will savor this quiet story of a bittersweet homecoming.

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