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Janice Lee's debut novel depicts the lives and loves of a pair of British expatriates amidst the 1940s Japanese occupation of Hong Kong. Clare Pendleton is a new bride when she arrives in Hong Kong in 1951, and takes a job as a piano teacher to the children of a wealthy family. The family's chauffeur, Will Truesdale, quickly sets his sights on Clare, and a dangerous game of seduction and retreat begins. As their affair begins, Will's previous romance with a bold and beautiful Eurasian named Trudy is revealed, exposing the emotional damage he has suffered and may now intend for Clare.
Hired by the wealthy Chen family as a piano instructor, Claire Pendleton is seduced by the social life of Hong Kong's expatriate community and begins an affair with Will Truesdale, an enigmatic Englishman with a devastating past.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Janice Y. K. Lee
Street Date: November 17, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2933