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The Piano Teacher: A Novel

 
 
 
 
The Piano Teacher: A Novel
Author: Janice Y. K. Lee
ISBN 13: 9780143116530
ISBN 10: 143116533
Edition: Third Printing
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2009-11-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
List Price: $16.00
 
 

In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, a gripping tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong.

The New York Times - Lisa Fugard

The Piano Teacher is laced with intrigue concerning a hoard of Chinese artifacts called the Crown Collection that went missing during the war (like the artworks owned by the real-life Hong Kong businessman Paul Chater). But while the inevitable "who did what and when and why" that dominates the last third of the novel is satisfying because it answers all those questions, readers will be more enthralled by Lee's depiction of Will's relationships with his two lovers—"Claire, with her blond and familiar femininity, English rose to Trudy's exotic scorpion"—and the unsparing way Lee unravels them.