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The Piano Teacher

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The Piano Teacher

Set in Hong Kong during the outbreak of World War II, and its aftermath 10 years later, The Piano Teacher alternates between the lives of two vastly different women whose destinies are linked by the events of the war. In 1952, Claire is a provincial newlywed from England, recently arrived in the flourishing colony of Hong Kong. She is hired by the Chens, a wealthy Chinese couple, to give their daughter piano lessons. She soon becomes involved with Will Truesdale, an enigmatic expatriate whose visible and emotional injuries raise questions about his past. Through the Chens and her new love, she discovers a world of colonial decadence that is shadowed by the recent events of the war.

The Piano Teacher
by Janice Y. K. Lee

  • Publication Date: November 17, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN-10: 0143116533
  • ISBN-13: 9780143116530