The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Piano TeacherIt has been a long time since I’ve read a book that moved me so much. This book showed me a whole different side of Hong Kong and the horror of what Chinese/English people went through during the Japanese invasion of WWII. I’m not going to lie, it made uncomfortable reading sometimes but it was well written and whilst I didn’t care too much for the characters, it was more the circumstances they were in that were really moving.

And Trudy! The opinions that the characters have about Eurasians really hit home to me. There was one quote about how Eurasians are lost, looking for their place, not really accepted by either culture that really got to me.

Anyway, this book really opened my eyes to what it was like during that period of history and I only wish there were more books out there set during this time and in Hong Kong.

Book: 4*

Cover: 4*

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