Women of the Silk Author:Gail Tsukiyama In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and f... more »riendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.« less
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Fascinating tale of females in China. A girl child's fate to be left at the doorstep of a silk factory in the mid-20's. Readers will have a chance to watch Pei grow and the learn of the life of a silk worker in China. Wonderful.
This was a pretty straight forward book about a "spirited" daughter who was sold by her family. I found that the author made this almost seem to easy for the heroine to get used to and become good at it.Though I found the book well written and gave me some iinsight on the silk trade.
Details the lives of Chinese girls sent away to work in the silk factories in the early 1900s. Rife with super ambiguous sexual undertones, this book describes a successful labor union (which would be really cool if it happened in real life), and a sisterhood ritual for those who choose against marriage. Very abrupt ending, maybe it's supposed to be a series but I'm not interested enough to see what happens to these characters after they escape the Japanese invasion for Hong Kong.