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Women of the Silk By Gail Tsukiyama

Women of the Silk
by Gail Tsukiyama

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Set in rural China in 1926, this story tells how a group of exploited silk-workers lead the first strike for better conditions than their village has ever seen. The women combine their courage and strength to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own.
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Women of the Silk Summary

Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama

In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.

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Women of the Silk Reviews

"Enlivened with an engrossing richness of detail, Women of the Silk provides a revealing look at the life and customs of China . . . succinct and delicate." --The New York Times Book Review

"Evocative . . . warm-hearted." --Washington Post Book World

"A soft ring of feminism . . . languorous, almost dreamlike quality." --Booklist

"One of the lovliest first novels published this year." --San Francisco Chronicle

"A first novel exceptional for its exquisite writing and for its rich portrait of a woman's life in a China now lost. Her story is rendered with exceptional grace, with the clear, shining dignity of legend or song; Tsukiyama lends her voice to figures of women emboldened by their dream of growth and personal power." --Ingram

About Gail Tsukiyama

Born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father in San Francisco, Gail Tsukiyama now lives in El Cerrito, California. Her novels include Dreaming Water, The Language of Threads, The Samurai's Garden, and Night of Many Dreams.

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Women of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Gail Tsukiyama
Used - Very Good
St Martin's Press
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