Kirsty Manning

Beautiful local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over them as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai Ghetto.

Yet soon the realities of war tear them apart. More than half a century later, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying, and over the coming weeks they begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for so long. After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows about her family—and herself.

Call number: F MANN
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