Pudgy Penguin Perusals: Giveaway: The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
This is a debut novel. It is wonderfully written and draws the reader in immediately. The story starts out in 1952 as we are introduced to Claire Pendleton, recent arrival in Hong Kong with her much older husband, Martin. Claire has been hired by the socially prominent Chen family to teach Locket Chen the piano. When the Chen family invites Claire and her husband to a party, she meets Will Truesdale, the Chen chauffer.The Chen family and Will Truesdale figure prominently in this novel from the beginning to the end.
The story then goes back and forth from 1941 to 1953 as the characters are introduced in preparation for war with the Japanese.
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