Lee, Janice Y.K.: The Piano Teacher. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed, Numbered & Slipcased*« back
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee, published by Harper Press in 2009.
UK First Edition / First Printing. Exclusive Slipcased Limited Edition.
The book and slipcase are in Fine condition.
Signed & Numbered by the author, this being number 237 of only 250 copies!
An important debut novel which has sold translation rights in 16 territories around the world.
Sometimes the end of a love affair is only the beginning...It is 1952 in Hong Kong and Claire, who has just arrived from England with her new (and dull) husband Martin, is about to begin a new life in unfamiliar surroundings. Despite dramatic cultural differences, it is the similarities between Hong Kong's affluent Chinese community and the English colonisers that prove to be most eye-opening for the young Englishwoman. This is a world that Claire has been thrust into, and a world that she never knew existed. As she takes up a position as piano teacher to the daughter of the wealthy Mr and Mrs Chen, Claire finds herself becoming increasingly intrigued by the family's driver, the enigmatic Englishman Will Truesdale, who has lived in Hong Kong since the early 1940s. His fall in social status, from the pinnacle of Hong Kong society to servant of the Chinese is mysterious and it isn't long before Claire finds herself drawn to him. Devious collaboration with the Japanese, unspeakable war crimes, and a doomed love affair are shrouded with secrecy in Hong Kong's post-war decade.
Yet the past cannot remain hidden for long and as her involvement with Will grows, Claire soon finds herself at the centre of a web of secrets, lies and murder, in which both her lover and the Chens are irretrievably entangled. As the threads of this compelling and engrossing novel intertwine and converge, a landscape of impossible choices emerges - between love and safety, courage and survival, the present and above all, the past.
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