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Night of Many Dreams
Night of Many Dreams
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As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma develops a deep interest in travel and sets her sights on an artistic life in San Francisco, while Joan turns to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the pressures of her real life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their complicated ties to each other—and to the other members of their close-knit family—are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.
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As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they return home, Emma develops a deep interest in travel and sets her sights on an artistic life in San Francisco, while Joan turns to movies and thoughts of romance to escape the pressures of her real life. As the girls become women, each follows a path different from what her family expects. But through periods of great happiness and sorrow, the sisters learn that their complicated ties to each other—and to the other members of their close-knit family—are a source of strength as they pursue their separate dreams.

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About Gail

Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco, her mother a Chinese immigrant, her father Japanese from Hawaii. She attended San Francisco State University where she received both her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in English with the emphasis in Creative...

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Published Reviews

Oct.26.2007

Tsukiyama tells a quietly powerful and understated story of women finding their way in the world, and the strength they derive from family ties.

Nov.19.2007

Don’t be misled by the flowery title of Gail Tsukiyama’s latest novel, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms. Her prose is spare, poetic and unsentimental, much like the haiku that separate the...