Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Staff Picks: White Ghost Girls

White Ghost Girls
By Greenway, Alice
2006-01 - Grove/Atlantic
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In her astonishing literary debut, Greenway tells a tale of sacrifice and solidarity between two American sisters who tumble into their teenage years in 1967 Hong Kong, against an extraordinary backdrop that is both sensuous and dangerous. Kate and Frankie live with their mother in Hong Kong while their war photographer father documents the conflict in Vietnam. As Mao's cultural revolution begins to affect Hong Kong, Kate and Frankie deal with the turmoil of adolescence. This short novel features stark lyrical language and vividly recreates the atmosphere of Hong Kong in 1967. White Ghost Girls is a challenging and rewarding book and perfectly fits our summer reading theme; Water Your Mind - Read!