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The Resource The silk merchant's daughter, Dinah Jefferies

The silk merchant's daughter, Dinah Jefferies

Label
The silk merchant's daughter
Title
The silk merchant's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Dinah Jefferies
Title variation
silk merchants daughter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dinah Jefferies' stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds . . . 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi. But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule. For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule - and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core . . . Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she's always dreamed of. But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam
Summary
Eighteen-year-old half-French, half-Vietnamese Nicole begins running a silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi when her older sister, Sylvie, takes over the family silk business. There Nicole meets some of the rebels seeking to overthrow French rule, and is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule--and her own family's involvement shocks her to the core. Who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem? The Silk Merchant's Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10630320
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferies, Dinah
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Sisters
  • Insurgency
  • Sisters
  • Racially mixed people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Silk
  • Family secrets
  • Vietnam
  • Indochina
Target audience
adult
Label
The silk merchant's daughter, Dinah Jefferies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057136221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780241261262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)941723715
Label
The silk merchant's daughter, Dinah Jefferies
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057136221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780241261262
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)941723715

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