(The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee

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Review The Piano Teacher The Piano Teacher Characters È 2 Exotic Hong Kong takes center stage in this sumptuous novel set in the 1940s and '50s It's a city teeming with people sights sounds and smells and it's home to a group of foreign nationals who enjoy the good life among the local moneyed set in a tight knit social enclave distanced from the culture at large Comfortable clever and even a bit dazzling they revel in their fancy dinners and fun parties But their sheltered lives tak. Two days ago I thought my review of this book would be uite different than it is Two days ago I was on page 113 of this book and I was getting frustrated with the vapid characters who were either spending all their time acting the part of the privileged upper class English ex pats in Hong Kong or in Claire s case stealing trinkets Even the war time surrender of Hong Kong to the Japanese seemed only a minor inconvenience to these people However a mere 13 pages later the story rapidly grows teethThe Piano Teacher tells the story of two separate love affairs in the life of English ex pat Will Truesdale The two events are separated by a span of 12 years In the 1940s Will is new to Hong Kong and in love with a young Eurasian heiress Trudy They fill their days and nights with parties and other pleasant diversions Even the war does little to affect their lifestyle until the Japanese decide to put all the enemy civilians in interment camps Will goes into the camp but Trudy denies her British citizenship and remains free From this point on the story turns into a tragically human story of love betrayal and lossIn the 1950s Will has an affair with a young married woman Claire However Will and Claire s affair simply provides the framework for the bigger picture of what ultimately happened to Will and Trudy during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong

Review The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

Review The Piano Teacher The Piano Teacher Characters È 2 E an abrupt turn after the Japanese occupation and though their reactions are varied denial resistance submission the toll it takes on all is soon laid bare Enter Claire Pendleton from London Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951 she accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy couple the Chens Claire begins to see the appeal of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's. I ve found that it s easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It s harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and Trudy Will s experience in an internment camp with other Westerners and Trudy s attempts to make nice with the Japanese and provide for her own survival Claire the piano teacher of the title was much less interesting and despite her title billing never seemed like a true protagonist A young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result of the 1940s sections of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book Eleventh Hour A Tale of Compassion Service Power and Politics make nice with the Japanese and provide for her own survival Claire the piano teacher of the title was Concealed Identity much less interesting and despite her title billing never seemed like a true protagonist A young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result of the 1940s sections of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book

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Review The Piano Teacher The Piano Teacher Characters È 2 Driver the curiously underutilized Will Truesdale A handsome charmer with a mysterious limp Will appears to be the perfect companion for Claire who's often left to her own devices But a further examination leaves her with uestions than answersAn intricately woven tale of lives changed by historical events Lee's debut brings this hothouse flower of a city alive with passion and imagines characters both unforgettable and tragic. the salespeople at Borders did me wrong in their defense i had but 10 minutes on my parking meter and made a hasty decision to buy this book and what a book what a dumb book boring story i kept waiting for the story to get moving and it never did this is a slow story about a bunch of english ex pats living in hong kong and going to parties having affairs stealing things Part 2 gets only mildly interesting when the japanese invadeboring boring boring characters i didn t really care what ended happening to themi found claire to be as chiffony i just made that word up as her dresses which were incessantly describedi found will to be exceptionally dull just like his name will my apologies to any wills out there maybe he was totally hot and good in bed and trudy ah trudy could i punch her in face pleaaaase she was so terribly annoying i couldn t take it spoiled brat would sum her up every time her name came up i was irritated perhaps the author is anitcipating this becoming a movie so many visual details of dresses and surroundings and sweat beads running down claire s back that had nothing to do with the story so the scene was set for what a dumb story ug i hate dumb books and what s with the name locket it reminds me of michael jackson s kid Blanket


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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee ´ 2 Free read Free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Janice Y.K. Lee We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II which took place eight hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor For the high flying British citizens who lived a life of carefree excess in Hong Kong – drinks and parties at the British clubs and hotels every day the war hit them like a cement wall They were forced into inhumane internment camps where

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    Free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee ´ 2 Free read (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Two days ago I thought my review of this book would be uite different than it is Two days ago I was on page 113 of this book and I was getting frustrated with the vapid characters who were either spending all their time acting the part of the

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee ´ 2 Free read Review The Piano Teacher 45 I've never thought of a title for a book to be either a good name or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it's a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I thought Claire was the most boring protagonist in the whole book The story alternates in Hong Kong

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    Janice Y.K. Lee ´ 2 Free read Free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Janice Y.K. Lee Review The Piano Teacher Lee alternates between two different time periods to tell the story of betrayal in war time Hong Kong Does anyone just write a linear story any ? Seems like every book I pick up these days uses this kind of device I really enjoyed

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Janice Y.K. Lee ´ 2 Free read Free read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Janice Y.K. Lee I've found that it's easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It's harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and T

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Interested in of my reviews? Visit my blogI didn’t enjoy this uite as much as I had hoped The story was riveting; however the characters were tremendously shallow hard to understand and extremely hard to likeThe StorylineThe story switches points of view between 1953 and 1942 when World War II has struck Hong Kong In 1953 Claire and Martin Pendleton a recently married English couple have moved to Hong Kong Claire becomes a piano teacher t

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee the salespeople at Borders did me wrong in their defense i had but 10 minutes on my parking meter and made a hasty decision to buy this book and what a book what a dumb book boring story i kept waiting for the story to get moving and it never did this is a slow story about a bunch of english ex pats living in hong kong and going to parties having affairs stealing things Part 2 gets only mildly interesting when the japan

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Review The Piano Teacher I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set i

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee Another book that I absolutely loved and could not uit reading A WWII story but this one was told about JapaneseChinese whic

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    (The Piano Teacher) [PDF] ☆ Janice Y.K. Lee rating bookshelves read edit status Read in March 2009 read count 1 review The cover of this book The Piano Teacher is its saving grace It is a novel that attempts to provide some insights into conditions in Hong Kong prior to during and afte

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  • Hardcover
  • 328
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Janice Y.K. Lee
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 9780670020485