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The concubine's child
The concubine's child
Jones, Carol, 1957-2018
In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir. Trapped, and bullied by his spiteful wife, Yu Lan plans to escape with her baby son, despite knowing that they will pursue her to the ends of the earth. Four generations later, her great-grandson, Nick, will return to Malaysia, looking for the truth behind the facade of a house cursed by the unhappy past. Nothing can prepare him for what he will find. This exquisitely rich novel brings to life a vanished world, a world of abandoned ghost houses, inquisitive monkeys, smoky temples and a panoply of gods and demons. A world where a poor girl can be sold to fulfil a rich man's dream. But though he can buy her body, he can never capture her soul, nor quench her spirit.
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The concubine's child / Carol Jones.
London : Head of Zeus, 2018.©2018
373 pages ; 23 cm
"A lost love, a devastating betrayal and the price one is willing to pay for freedom" -- cover.
9781786699824 (paperback)9781786699817 (hardback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionJONEOnloan - Due: 25 Mar 2021