The Distant Land of My FatherBook - 2002
Anna lives in a storybook world: exotic pre- World War II Shanghai, with handsome young parents, wealth, and comfort. Her father, the son of missionaries, leads a charmed and secretive life, though his greatest joy is sharing his beloved city with his only daughter. Yet when Anna and her mother flee Japanese-occupied Shanghai to return to California, he stays behind, believing his connections and a little bit of luck will keep him safe. Through Anna's memories and her father's journals we learn of his fall from charismatic millionaire to tortured prisoner, in a story of betrayal and reconciliation that spans two continents. [The story] unfolds to reveal an enduring family love through tragic circumstances. -Back cover.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2002
Edition: 1st Harvest ed
Characteristics: 378 p. : 21 cm