On the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, a woman gives birth ...more
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Giveaway dates: Dec 02 - Dec 16, 2019
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I have a lot of complicated feelings about this one, which always seems to be the case with three-star books. Little Gods is a portrait of three main characters who are all connected to a fourth character, Su Lan; their perspectives combine to create a portrait of her as well. Zhu Wen lived in the same building as Su Lan in Shanghai and helped her raise her infant daughter. Yongzong ...more
A rather haunting story about a daughter's search for her mother and the exploration of the enduring and complicated relationship between them. The writing could be especially poignant at times, and the relationship between Liya and Su Lan, a convoluted mix of love and hatred, was expertly portrayed. I appreciated the way Su Lan's story was presented through the perspectives of other characters at various times in her life. She was a complex character, fully three dimensional with ...more
Little Gods is a story about a woman running FROM her past, trying recreate herself and by doing so, her own daughter had to travel to her past TO figure out exactly who her mother was. I LOVED the way the story is told from different times throughout the book in the voices of 3 main characters, all of who crossed paths and lost ...more
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I recommend it to readers who like a story that provides food for thoughts.
Overall, this book was beautifully written. I just know it was the book for me, even if the story/concept was in itself compelling.