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Canton Elegy: A Fathers Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love Stephen Jin-Nom Lee

Canton Elegy: A Fathers Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love

Stephen Jin-Nom Lee

Published October 3rd 2013
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Kindle Edition
240 pages
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Set against the backdrop of the events that shaped China in the twentieth century - the Chinese Civil War, the Second World War, the Cultural Revolution - Canton Elegy is a love story, an adventure story and an intimate portrait of a family boundMoreSet against the backdrop of the events that shaped China in the twentieth century - the Chinese Civil War, the Second World War, the Cultural Revolution - Canton Elegy is a love story, an adventure story and an intimate portrait of a family bound together by devotion as they struggle to survive. With his wife Belle and their four young children, Stephen Jin-Nom Lee braves famine and flood, corruption and the devastation of war, to make a home and a life for the ones he holds dear. From the 300-mile journey Belle undertakes on foot when she and the children are trapped behind enemy lines in Hong Kong, to the night when he stands at his window watching Canton burn, Stephen observes his world with an artists sensibility and tells the familys story with great tenderness - all so that his children may understand their history and remember their fathers love.