A continuation of the story that began in Shanghai Girls finds a devastated Joy fleeing to China to search for her real father while her mother, Pearl, desperately pursues her, a dual quest marked by their encounters with the nation's intolerant Communist culture. (historical fiction). By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Flower Net. Simultaneous.
The sequel to Lisa See's SHANGHAI GIRLS advances the plot another generation as Joy Li absconds from postwar Los Angeles in search of her artist father Z.G. in China. Immersed in the dramatic cultural shifts of Mao's communist regimes, Joy uncritically embraces the movement as she and Z.G. are ordered out of the city to educate rural villagers. While the human cost of China's rapid transformations mount in DREAMS OF JOY, Joy's mother Pearl crosses the ocean to rescue her daughter from dangers the extent of which are only beginning to unfold.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Politics, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Family + Friendship