Half A Lifelong RomanceBook - 2016
"Shanghai, 1930s. Shen Shijun, a young engineer, has fallen in love with his colleague, the beautiful Gu Manzhen. He is determined to resist his family's efforts to match him with his wealthy cousin so that he can marry the woman he truly loves. But dark circumstances--a lustful brother-in-law, a treacherous sister, a family secret--force the two young lovers apart. As Manzhen and Shijun go on their separate paths, they lose track of one another, and their lives become filled with feints and schemes, missed connections and tragic misunderstandings. At every turn, societal expectations seem to thwart their prospects for happiness. Still, Manzhen and Shijun dare to hold out hope--however slim--that they might one day meet again. A glamorous, wrenching tale set against the glittering backdrop of an extraordinary city, Half a Lifelong Romance is a beloved classic from one of the essential writers of twentieth-century China"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a Division of Random House LLC, 2016
Edition: First Anchor books edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: FICTION Zhang, Ailing
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Ban sheng yuan. English