The Third Son

The Third Son

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favored son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a peach forest for cover. It's there that he stumbles upon Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616200794
1616200790
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 22 cm

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PoMoLibrary Jun 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Adult Summer Reading Club traveler Julie: A captivating tale spanning Taiwan and America with all the elements of great storytelling: hopes and dreams, power and politics, struggles and rivalries, love and romance, and humour to keep it real.

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gcarolann
Jul 22, 2014

great insight into Chinese culture the third some fighting to better himself in America through an higher education

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Rock_Shadow
Jun 23, 2013

The early part of the novel was very good reading - I learned a lot about the Taiwan's history, while enjoying the story. Loved the character.
The part in the US was interesting when the story was related to Taiwan, but the author mostly lost me there.

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