[KINDLE] ✿ Green Island ❃ Shawna Yang Ryan – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A stunning story of love betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth centuryFebruary 28 1947 Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that A stunning story of love betrayal and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth centuryFebruary Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei Dr Tsai delivers his youngest daughter the unnamed narrator of Green Island just after midnight as the city is plunged into martial law In the following weeks as the Chinese Nationalists act to crush the opposition Dr Tsai becomes one of the many thousands of people dragged away from their families and thrown into prison His return after than a decade is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community — conflicts that loom over the growing bond he forms with his youngest daughter Years later this troubled past follows her to the United States where as a mother and a wife she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family — the same choice she witnessed her father make many years beforeAs the novel sweeps across six decades and two continents the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan’s history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and finally to Taiwan’s transformation into a democracy But above all Green Island is a lush and lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival raising the uestion how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love.
- 570 pages
- Green Island
- Shawna Yang Ryan
- 04 September 2015 Shawna Yang Ryan