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Filles de Shanghai (LITTERATURE ETR) by Lisa See, Pierre Ménard

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Filles de Shanghai (LITTERATURE ETR) Chine Shanghai est le joyau de l Asie ville lumi re color e et tumultueuse abritant millionnaires et mendiants patriotes et r volutionnaires artistes et seigneurs de guerre C est aussi l que vivent les s urs Chin Pearl et May magnifiques jeunes femmes ais es et rebelles aux temp raments pourtant oppos s Mais l insouciance s arr te brutalement pour les deux s urs le jour o leur p re ruin d cide de les vendre des Chinois de Californie venus chercher des pouses en Chine Alors que les bombes japonaises s abattent sur leur ville natale une nouvelle vie commence Los Angeles pour les jeunes femmes Pearl et May tentent de s adapter au r ve am ricain elles cherchent l amour et la c l brit tout en bravant le racisme qui s vit aux tats Unis cette poque Best seller en cours de traduction dans pays Filles de Shanghai est une histoire de s urs complices et amies ins parables partageant les m mes r ves et espoirs mais aussi rong es par la jalousie et la rivalit Lisa See est pass e ma tre dans l art de raconter les vies de femmes hors du commun .

Lisa See est dou e Avec Filles de Shanghai elle explore les liens unissant deux s urs tout en voquant la cruelle exp rience de l immigration am ricaine USA Today .

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