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Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See

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Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women s writing"). Some girls were paired with laotongs, "old sames," in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion...

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Fiction & Literature

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Like New

ISBN:

13: 9781400060283 ISBN: 1400060281

Format:

Hardcover

Publication Year:

2005

Category:

Literature, Modern

Author:

Lisa See

Publisher:

Random House Publishing

Age Range:

Teen to Adult

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Item number:

23463296

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