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Lisa See

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Sugestívne rozprávanie osemdesiatročnej Ľalie, ktorá na sklonku svojho života rozpráva príbeh, ktorý v sebe dusila, kým hlavní aktéri jej rozprávania – v zmysle čínskych tradícií - neodídu z radov živých. A tak pred čitateľom defiluje život čínskych žien, kruto zošnurovaný tradíciou. Zoznamujeme sa so šesťročnou Ľaliou, druhou dcérou chudobného roľníka, ktorú v živote vzhľadom na chudobu svojich rodičov nečakajú ružové vyhliadky. A predsa: vďaka fyzickým danostiam - anatómii svojej nohy, ktorá sľubuje nádej na najmenšiu možnú nôžku, sa jej perspektíva radikálne zmení. Dohadzovačka jej dohodí laotchung, dvojníčku z bohatej rodiny, o akej Ľalia mohla len snívať. Dievčatá spolu prežívajú obväzovanie nôh, hraničiace takmer s rozsudkom smrti, každodenné radosti i starosti dospievania i výber ženíchov. Svoje osudy prežívajú v ženskej izbe, vykázané zo sveta mužov nielen psychicky, ale aj fyzicky. Ich zmrzačené nohy nevládajú niesť záťaž spojenú s chôdzou, z izby vychádzajú, len aby dozerali na domácnosť a ich obzor sa nevyhnutne zužuje a obracia do vnútorného sveta plného legiend... Život Ľalie a Snežnej Ruže sa pomaly, ale iste začína meniť. Lenže kým u Ľalie k lepšiemu, s jej laotchung Snežnou Ružou si osud zahrá krutú hru... Aké má možnosti žena bez vena, bez praktických skúseností z vedenia domácnosti, s krutou svokrou, ktorej je vystavená napospas, a drsným manželom? Ako to dievčatá zvládnu, vydrží ich vzťah, ktorý je podľa čínskych tradícií silnejší ako vzťah k manželovi? Ako sa Ľalia zhostí svojej roly váženej manželky a naopak, ku komu sa bude Snežná Ruža utiekať vo chvíľach, keď jej bude ťažko...? Lisa See napísala plnokrvný román plný drámy, ktorý sa číta jedným dychom.
Na sklade
11,31 € 11,90 €

Tajemství hedvábného vějíře


Dívky v Číně 19. století procházejí drastickou zkouškou podvazování chodidel a jako ženy jsou odsouzeny žít v izolaci. Proto se dorozumívají tajným písmem, které muži neznají, proto hledají přítelkyni na celý život, spřízněnou duši, své druhé já, tzv. laotong. Malují své vzkazy štětcem do vějířů a vyšívají je na hedvábí. Takový je i osud Lili. Ona a její kamarádka Sněžný kvítek odcházejí z rodné vesnice a následují své muže. První milostné zkušenosti, postavení v nové domácnosti, rodinné tragédie, selská vzpoura a hladomor, to vše se odráží v jejich důvěrných vzkazech.
Na sklade
13,31 € 14,01 €

Sanghaji lányok


Vypredané
12,75 € 13,42 €

On Gold Mountain


In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather left China in search of riches on the 'Gold Mountain', the Chinese name for the promised land of America. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws that prohibited unions between the races. Through sheer endeavour and entrepreneurial genius he became one of the most successful Chinese men in the country. Over the decades, each generation of the See family strived to grasp their dreams, realise their ambitions and overcome their disappointments and sorrows. This sweeping chronicle of five generations of a Chinese-American family encompasses stories of adventure and heartache, racism and romance, secret marriages and sibling rivalries. On Gold Mountain is a powerful social history of two cultures meeting in a new world.
Vypredané
6,18 € 6,50 €

Shanghai Girls


Príbeh dvoch sestier z buržoáznej rodiny zo Šanghaja roku 1937. Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family`s wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two `Gold Mountain` men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles` Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are - Shanghai girls.
Vypredané
10,74 € 11,31 €

Dívky ze Šanghaje


Nezapomenutelný příběh dvou nerozlučných sester začíná koncem 40. let v Šanghaji, Paříži východu. Díky bohatství svého otce si Pearl Chin a její mladší sestra May bezstarostně užívají života. Ale otec prohraje své jmění a musí prodat dcery nápadníkům, kteří si přijeli z Kalifornie pro nevěsty. Pearl a May se vydávají na svou životní pouť v okamžiku, kdy na jejich milované město začínají dopadat japonské bomby. Prchají přes divoký venkov plný čínských vojáků, za oceán. Zde se pokoušejí najít lásku k cizincům, kteří se stali jejich muži, usilují o sžití s novým prostředím a se zvyky a pravidly čínské čtvrti. I když jsou postaveny před mnohé oběti a obtížná rozhodování, zůstávají stále oněmi šanghajskými dívkami.
Vypredané
4,42 € 4,65 €

Snow flower and the secret...


In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. As the years pass, Lily and Snow Flower send messages on fans, compose stories on handkerchiefs, reaching out of isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. Together, they endure the agony of foot-binding, and reflect upon their arranged marriages, shared loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their deep friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart.
Vypredané
12,30 € 12,95 €

Dreams of Joy


Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust t
hem, when she has just learned that her parents have lied to her for her whole life, that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years? Joy arrives in Green Dragon Villag
e, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. And where a handsome young comrade catches her eye...Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can. For Mao has launched
his Great Leap Forward, and each passing season brings ever greater hardship to cities and rural communes alike. Joy must rely on her skill as a painter and Pearl must use her contacts from her decadent childhood in 1930s Shanghai to find a way to sa
fety, and a chance of joy for them both. Haunting, passionate and heartbreakingly real, this is the unforgettable new novel by the internationally acclaimed Lisa See.
Vypredané
13,29 € 13,99 €

Hóvirág és a titkos legyező


Két élet, két női sors lenyűgöző krónikája a regény s a Kínában életre hívott titkos női civilizációé. Két kislány hat éves korától egymásban találja meg azt az esélyt, amit máskülönben megtagadott volna tőlük az élet. Kapcsolatuk meleg, szívderítő, felkavaró és drámai, szinte erotikus. Az erős kötődés a házasságuk után, az anyaság örömei és tragédiái közepette is megmarad, mígnem közéjük áll egy félreértés Fájdalmasan gyönyörű történet szeretetről, bánatról, barátságról, egy letűnt titkos világról.
Vypredané
10,19 € 10,73 €

Snow Flower And The Secret Fa


Vypredané
11,00 € 11,58 €

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


Lily is the daughter of a humble farmer, and to her family she is just another expensive mouth to feed. Then the local matchmaker delivers startling news: if Lily's feet are bound properly, they will be flawless. In nineteenth-century China, where a
woman's eligibility is judged by the shape and size of her feet, this is extraordinary good luck. Lily now has the power to make a good marriage and change the fortunes of her family. To prepare for her new life, she must undergo the agonies of footb
inding, learn nu shu, the famed secret women's writing, and make a very special friend, Snow Flower. But a bitter reversal of fortune is about to change everything.

Vypredané
7,59 € 7,99 €

Shanghai Girls


Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles's Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are - Shanghai girls.
Vypredané
7,60 € 8,00 €

Dreams of Joy


Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust them, when she has just learned that her parents have lied to her for her whole life, that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years? Joy arrives in Green Dragon Village, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. And where a handsome young comrade catches her eye...Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can. For Mao has launched his Great Leap Forward, and each passing season brings ever greater hardship to cities and rural communes alike. Joy must rely on her skill as a painter and Pearl must use her contacts from her decadent childhood in 1930s Shanghai to find a way to safety, and a chance of joy for them both. Haunting, passionate and heartbreakingly real, this is the unforgettable new novel by the internationally acclaimed Lisa See.
Vypredané
7,59 € 7,99 €