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Book Review of Women of the Silk

Women of the Silk
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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.

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