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Three Souls

(2013)
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"I absolutely couldn't put it down... One of the most satisfying, enjoyable and interesting books I've read in a while."
Nancy Richler


An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice, and undying love.

We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this....

So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls - stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun - who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends.

As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him.

When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth - that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought.

Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.

 
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Three Souls: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 0-06-229319-2 / 978-0-06-229319-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Three Souls
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 1-4434-2391-2 / 978-1-4434-2391-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: Three Souls
Author(s): Janie Chang
ISBN: 1-4434-2390-4 / 978-1-4434-2390-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Three Souls: A Novel
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: Three Souls: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Three Souls
Author(s): Janie Chang
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   


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