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The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
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Nov 30, 2009

it was ok

Wayson Choy set the story of The Jade Peony in Vancouver's Chinatown. The story follows three siblings in the years of 1930's and 40's, in the depression. Jook Liang begins the novel. She is the only daughter and is the third child. Jung-Sum is the second-brother, adopted into the family after his parents' deaths. Finally, Sek-Lung is the third brother, the fourth child of the family.
The reader follows their lives, loves, losses and gains. From red ribbons to old turtles, there's no shortage of tests of the reader's intellect.
Reader, beware, it's a novel that begins a certain element, then leaves it hanging until half-way through the chapter. You need to be cautious and awake when reading this novel. An enjoyable read if you want a different reading experience.

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