Two Lifetimes: A Novel
Author: Joanne Guo
Order No. 1058
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2009
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
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Sandra Grant, a twenty-two-year old schizophrenic woman, learns her illness is caused by a past life tragedy as a Chinese peasant woman named Jun. The lives of these two characters converge in Two Lifetimes, a novel based on nightmares, secrets, delusions, and the Chinese belief in reincarnation with an acrimonious twist.
After suffering a mental breakdown caused by constant nightmares of a bloody, six-year-old Chinese girl, Sandra is sent to the psychiatric ward. There she meets Tai Yang, a handsome Chinese man who turns out to be her son from her previous life. Realizing that they both share the same nightmares, Sandra and Tai uncover a secret that Taiís father, Kang, is hiding about the suicide of his wife Jun, Sandraís former life. Sandra must face her past in order to make amends with her mistakes and gain closure she needs to overcome her illness.
Two Lifetimes will fascinate readers with stories describing life in China. It also explores gender issues in China, particularly the obligation of having a male heir and the adverse consequences of honoring that obligation.
Joanne Guo is a writer, an educator, and a doctorate candidate in economics. A Chinese-American who immigrated to the U.S. when she was ten years old, she has lived in New York City ever since. She writes stories embracing the intriguing elements of Chinese traditions, while evoking awareness of gender inequality and mental health issues. She is currently working on another novel.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 December, 2009.