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A single swallow / Zhang Ling ; translated by Shelly Bryant.

Zhang, Ling, 1957- (author.). Bryant, Shelly, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library ZHA (Text) 35151001109909 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780761456957
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Amazon Crossing, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Laoyan.
Summary, etc.:
"On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast, in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II, three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It's where they had fought, and survived, a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner's mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu. All that's missing is Ah Yan, also known as Swallow, the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way. As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan's life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities."
Language Note:
Translated from Mandarin.
Subject: Ghosts > China > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Women > China > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > China > Fiction.
Missionaries > United States > Fiction.
Americans > China > 20th century > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Reincarnation > Fiction.
China > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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