book cover of Dragonfly Eyes

Dragonfly Eyes

(2021)
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A family saga spanning fifty years and three generations, which takes the reader from the France of the Golden Age to poverty-stricken post-war Shanghai via the re-imagined rural China of the Cultural Revolution.
Ah-Mei and her French grandmother, Nainai, share a rare bond. Maybe because Ah-Mei is the only girl grandchild, or maybe because the pair look so alike – and because neither look much like the rest of their Chinese family. Politics and war make 1960s Shanghai a hard place to grow up, especially when racism and bigotry are rife, and everyone is suspicious of Nainai’s European heritage. Ah-Mei and her family suffer much in this time of political upheaval, and when the family silk business falters, they are left with almost nothing. But Ah-Mei and her grandmother are resourceful, and they have one another – and the tenderness they share brings them great strength.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragonfly Eyes
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
ISBN: 1-4063-7825-9 / 978-1-4063-7825-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dragonfly Eyes
Author(s): Cao Wenxuan
Publisher: Walker Books
Availability: Amazon UK