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Piano Teacher, The | Lee, Janice Y. K. | Signed First Edition Book


 
THE PIANO TEACHER by Janice Y.K. Lee
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. January 2009 NY: Penguin ISBN 9780670020485
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PIANO TEACHER, THE by Janice Y. K. Lee - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

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Former Elle editor Lee delivers a standout debut dealing with the rigors of love and survival during a time of war, and the consequences of choices made under duress. Claire Pendleton, newly married and arrived in Hong Kong in 1952, finds work giving piano lessons to the daughter of Melody and Victor Chen, a wealthy Chinese couple. While the girl is less than interested in music, the Chens' flinty British expat driver, Will Truesdale, is certainly interested in Claire, and vice versa. Their fast-blossoming affair is juxtaposed against a plot line beginning in 1941 when Will gets swept up by the beautiful and tempestuous Trudy Liang, and then follows through his life during the Japanese occupation. As Claire and Will's affair becomes common knowledge, so do the specifics of Will's murky past, Trudy's motivations and Victor's role in past events. The rippling of past actions through to the present lends the narrative layers of intrigue and more than a few unexpected twists. Lee covers a little-known time in Chinese history without melodrama, and deconstructs without judgment the choices people make in order to live one more day under torturous circumstances.

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5 of 5 piano teacher November 4, 2009
Reviewer: Carrie L. from Idaho Falls, ID United States  
Janice Lee writes a very compelling story, I had hoped the two main characters would have come together in the end but it was a great story and one to not be missed.

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