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ISBN-10: 1459745213
ISBN-13: 9781459745216
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publish Date: 10/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.60" H

Red Oblivion

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Price: $21.99

Overview

Family secrets surface when two sisters travel to Hong Kong to care for their ill father.

When Jill Lau receives an early morning phone call that her elderly father has fallen gravely ill, she and her sister, Celeste, catch the first flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. The man they find languishing in the hospital is a barely recognizable shadow of his old, indomitable self.

According to his housekeeper, a couple of mysterious photographs arrived anonymously in the mail in the days before his collapse. These pictures are only the first link in a chain of events that begin to reveal the truth about their father’s past and how he managed to escape from Guangzhou, China, during the Cultural Revolution to make a new life for himself in Hong Kong. Someone from the old days has returned to haunt him — exposing the terrible things he did to survive and flee one of the most violent periods of Chinese history, reinvent himself, and make the family fortune. Can Jill piece together the story of her family’s past without sacrificing her father’s love and reputation?

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I started reading Leslie Shimotakahara's Red Oblivion in an airline waiting room with a storm brewing outside and found myself welcoming a flight delay because I might be able to keep reading for an extra couple of hours. In other words, it's a very compelling book!– "Maria Meindl, 49th Shelf"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1459745213
ISBN-13: 9781459745216
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publish Date: 10/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.60" H
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