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Exotic Hong Kong takes center stage in this sumptuous novel set in the 1940s and '50s It's a city teeming with people sights sounds and smells and it's home to a group of foreign nationals who enjoy the good life among the local moneyed set in a tight knit social enclave distanced from the culture at large Comfortable clever and even a bit dazzling they revel in their fancy dinners and fun parties But their sheltered lives tak. We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II

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E an abrupt turn after the Japanese occupation and though their reactions are varied denial resistance submission the toll it takes on all is soon laid bare Enter Claire Pendleton from London Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951 she accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy couple the Chens Claire begins to see the appeal of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's. Lee alternates between two different time periods to tell the story of betrayal in war time Hong Kong Does anyo


About the Author: Janice Y.K. Lee

Janice Y K Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong the child of Korean immigrants She went to the United States for school and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literature and LanguageAfter college she moved to New York and worked for several years as an editor at Elle and Mirabella magazines before getting an MFA from Hunter College and starting her first nove



10 thoughts on “The Piano Teacher

  1. says:

    We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II wh

  2. says:

    Two days ago I thought my review of this book would be uite different than it is Two days ago I was on page 113 of this book and I was getting frustrated with the vapid characters who were either spending all their time acting the part of the privileged upper class English ex pats in Hong Kong or in Claire's case stealing trinkets Even the war time surrender of Hong Kong to the Japanese seemed only a minor inconvenienc

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    45 I've never thought of a title for a book to be either a good name or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it's a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I thought Claire was the most boring protagonist in the whole book The story alternates in

  4. says:

    Lee alternates between two different time periods to tell the story of betrayal in war time Hong Kong Does anyone just write a linear story any ? Seems like every book I pick up these days uses this kind of device I really

  5. says:

    I've found that it's easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It's harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong

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    Interested in of my reviews? Visit my blogI didn’t enjoy this uite as much as I had hoped The story was riveting; however the characters were tremendously shallow hard to understand and extremely hard to likeTh

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    the salespeople at Borders did me wrong in their defense i had but 10 minutes on my parking meter and made a ha

  8. says:

    I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back and forth between the 40's and 50's She has clearly demonstrated the attitudes of class among the British Americans and the native people On one hand there are the people who are leading their frivolous e

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    Another book that I absolutely loved and could not uit reading A WWII story but this one was told about JapaneseChinese which is not

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    rating bookshelves read edit status Read in March 2009 read count 1 review The cover of this book The Piano Teacher is its saving gra

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