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Dragon Springs Road

(2017)
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From the author of Three Souls comes a vividly imagined and haunting new novel set in early 20th-century Shanghai - a story of friendship, heartbreak, and history that follows a young Eurasian orphan's search for her long-lost mother.

That night I dreamed that I had wandered out to Dragon Springs Road all on my own, when a dreadful knowledge seized me that my mother had gone away, never to return.

Jialing is only seven years old in 1908, when she is abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate near Shanghai. Jialing is zazhong - Eurasian - and faces a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. Without her mother's protection, she can survive only if the estate's new owners, the Yang family, agree to take her in.

Jialing finds allies in Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter; and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the haunted courtyard for centuries. But Jialing's life as the Yangs' bondservant changes unexpectedly when she befriends a young English girl who then mysteriously vanishes.

Always hopeful of finding her long-lost mother, Jialing grows into womanhood during the tumultuous early years of the Chinese republic, guided by Fox and by her own strength of spirit away from the shadows of her past. But she finds herself drawn into a murder at the periphery of political intrigue, a relationship that jeopardizes her friendship with Anjuin, and a forbidden affair that brings danger to the man she loves.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

"Dragon Springs Road is simply one of the best novels I have read in a long time." - Jennifer Robson


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January 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: Dragon Springs Road
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 1-4434-3938-X / 978-1-4434-3938-1 (Canada edition)
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 0-06-238895-9 / 978-0-06-238895-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon Springs Road
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 1-4708-5453-8 / 978-1-4708-5453-9 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4708-5452-X / 978-1-4708-5452-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 1-4708-5454-6 / 978-1-4708-5454-6 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Dragon Springs Road
Author(s): Janie Chang
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Title: Dragon Springs Road: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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