Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Children of the Pearl - Ching Yun Bezine
Author: Ching Yun Bezine
Review and Overview of Children of the Pearl by Ching Yun Bezine.
This is a story of four children namely Quanming, Meiping, Fachai and Loone who came from cities and towns near the Pearl River as they journeyed across the Land of Gold Mountains.
Each having their own reasons to escape or was forced to flee China. Each went through hard times during their stay in China and now the four of them is about to meet at a ship that would lead them to a Land of Golden Mountains - the land of White Devils.
It's a nice story about friendship. It shows you a lot about what China had gone through before, how the people fared over the land of China. It shows Chinese tradition and everything. It also shows San Francisco's Chinatown at the turn of the century a place where the rich live alongside the poor.
The four struggled on with their lives as strangers to the said country. Each having their own worries and anxities.
An ending unlike any other book about friends. It has a good and a bad ending for the four. I kind of cried at the end...