The Middle Heart

The Middle Heart

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Baker & Taylor
In 1932, as Japan conquers Manchuria, three young people--the master of a noble clan, his servant, and a gravedigger's daughter disguised as a boy--form a passionate alliance that is challenged and tested through the years as they become a political leader, a writer, and a great actress. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
In 1932, when China is beset by domestic weakness and foreign assaults, three young people - whom we will know some years later as a political leader, a writer, and a great actress - form a passionate alliance. One of them is the brash young master of a once-great clan. The second is his bookmate, the lame servant chosen to shepherd his bright but unruly master through school. The third, whom they have just befriended, is a prank-playing urchin, a gravekeeper's daughter disguised as a boy. Instinctively and immediately, they pledge a solemn oath: "We three, though of different clans, bind ourselves to one end. We swear to defend our country and save our people. We cannot undo our separate births, but on the same day we mean to die." They vow to remain forever brothers of the "Middle Heart."
But it is their destiny - over the years of World War II and the Communist revolution and upheavals - to be again and again separated and reunited, again and again challenged and tested by conflicting loyalties: to ideals, to country, to family; to the love of one's heart, to one's friends, to oneself.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1932, as Japan conquers Manchuria, three young people--the master of a noble clan, his servant, and a gravediggers' daughter--form a passionate alliance that is challenged and tested through the years as they become a political leader, a writer, and a great actress

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394534329
0394534328
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 25 cm

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