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The concubine's child, Carol Jones

Label
The concubine's child
Title
The concubine's child
Statement of responsibility
Carol Jones
Title variation
concubines child
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir. Trapped, and bullied by his spiteful wife, Yu Lan plans to escape with her baby son, despite knowing that they will pursue her to the ends of the earth. Four generations later, her great-grandson, Nick, will return to Malaysia, looking for the truth behind the facade of a house cursed by the unhappy past. Nothing can prepare him for what he will find. This exquisitely rich novel brings to life a vanished world, a world of abandoned ghost houses, inquisitive monkeys, smoky temples and a panoply of gods and demons. A world where a poor girl can be sold to fulfil a rich man's dream. But though he can buy her body, he can never capture her soul, nor quench her spirit
Summary
In 1930s Malaysia, sixteen-year-old Yu Lan is in love with her best friend, Ming, whose father owns one of the busiest kopi shops in Petaling Street. But Ming's family don't see the apothecary's daughter as a suitable wife for Yu Lan's father, Lim, spends more time playing mahjong than selling herbal remedies. It's not long before Lim makes a terrible decision that will change Yu Lan's life forever, selling her as a concubine to the wealthy, ageing Towkay Chan who is desperate for a male heir. The consequences of Lim's betrayal resonate through four generations and into the present day, where Yu Lan's great-grandson, Nick, is searching for his lost family history. His wife, Sarah, begins to be very afraid of what he will find as past and present meld into one.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638242
Cataloging source
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Carol
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abandoned houses
  • Mistresses
  • Illegitimate children
  • Polygamy
  • Women
  • Malaysia
Target audience
adult
Label
The concubine's child, Carol Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A lost love, a devastating betrayal and the price one is willing to pay for freedom" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062175812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786699824
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002291834
Label
The concubine's child, Carol Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A lost love, a devastating betrayal and the price one is willing to pay for freedom" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062175812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786699824
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002291834

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