What The Zhang Boys Know Synopsis
Set in a condominium building on the edge of Chinatown in Washington, D.C., these stories present the practical and emotional struggles of Zhang Feng-qi, originally from Shanghai, to find a new mother for his sons following the death of his American wife. Along the way, the stories spotlight Zhang’s neighbors as they seek to fill gaps in their own lives: the young bookseller diagnosed with a life-threatening illness; the young lawyer trying to cope with a failed marriage; the obsessive painter haunted by the image of a face; the middle-aged woman forced to sell her possessions in order to survive; the sculptor, overwhelmed by longing for the son he didn’t know he had. And then there are the Zhang boys, who firmly believe that their mother is coming back. What is it that they know? (Amazon)
He holds the knife aloft, but he cannot bring himself to do the deed. Not yet. It is irreversible, this erasure of the self, and, after all, there is no rush. Whatever lies beyond will still be there tomorrow. (Page 43)
Clifford Garstang is a great storyteller – I have fallen hook, line and sinker into this tale of the residents of Nanking Mansion.
I will be hosting the TLC Book Tour for What The Zhang Boys Know on 11th October.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
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My current international book giveaways:
MR SOMETHING by J H Baker – paperback, closes 30 September
‘an action adventure story with heart’
NO REMORSE by Ian Walkley – paperback/ebook, closes 6 October
‘a first class thriller, impossible to put down’