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Driver the curiously underutilized Will Truesdale A handsome charmer with a mysterious limp Will appears to be the perfect companion for Claire who's often left to her own devices But a further examination leaves her with uestions than answersAn intricately woven tale of lives changed by historical events Lee's debut brings this hothouse flower of a city alive with passion and imagines characters both unforgettable and tragic I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back and forth between the 40 s and 50 s She has clearly demonstrated the attitudes of class among the British Americans and the native people On one hand there are the people who are leading their frivolous existences similar to the Gatsby era and then there are those who humbly serve them Character development was often flat and awkward The time when the Japanese invaded and occupied Hong Kong was horrifying and detailed but much was left unresolved This chapter in history has been so much aptly addressed in other literature While trying to accomplish this Yee has given the reader too little attempting to tell too many stories and then omitting items which could have made her novel satisfyingThe actions of her main characters were not clearly defined nor always resolved satisfactorily The conclusion of the book was abrupt leaving the main character the piano teacher suspended in a strange and uncharacteristic situation Choice Stories for Children often left to her Öbür Divan own devices But a further examination leaves her with uestions than answersAn intricately woven tale Summary of Homo Deus of lives changed by historical events Lee's debut brings this hothouse flower Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of a city alive with passion and imagines characters both unforgettable and tragic I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is The Teams Milking Cow often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back and forth between the 40 s and 50 s She has clearly demonstrated the attitudes A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates of class among the British Americans and the native people On Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) one hand there are the people who are leading their frivolous existences similar to the Gatsby era and then there are those who humbly serve them Character development was Zenith often flat and awkward The time when the Japanese invaded and A Pale Light in the Black occupied Hong Kong was horrifying and detailed but much was left unresolved This chapter in history has been so much aptly addressed in Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves omitting items which could have made her novel satisfyingThe actions Spieserye of her main characters were not clearly defined nor always resolved satisfactorily The conclusion Feral of the book was abrupt leaving the main character the piano teacher suspended in a strange and uncharacteristic situation

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E an abrupt turn after the Japanese occupation and though their reactions are varied denial resistance submission the toll it takes on all is soon laid bare Enter Claire Pendleton from London Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951 she accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter of a wealthy couple the Chens Claire begins to see the appeal of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's I ve found that it s easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It s harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and Trudy Will s experience in an internment camp with other Westerners and Trudy s attempts to make nice with the Japanese and provide for her own survival Claire the piano teacher of the title was much less interesting and despite her title billing never seemed like a true protagonist A young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result of the 1940s sections of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book The Teams Milking Cow occupation and though their reactions are varied denial resistance submission the toll it takes A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates on all is soon laid bare Enter Claire Pendleton from London Months after her husband is transferred to Hong Kong in 1951 she accepts a position as a piano teacher to the daughter Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of a wealthy couple the Chens Claire begins to see the appeal Zenith of the sweltering city and is soon taken in by the Chen's I ve found that it s easy to find World War II literature that focuses A Pale Light in the Black on the Holocaust Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves on the American experience It s harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion Spieserye of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and Trudy Will s experience in an internment camp with Feral other Westerners and Trudy s attempts to make nice with the Japanese and provide for her Krismis van Map Jacobs own survival Claire the piano teacher Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of the title was much less interesting and despite her title billing never seemed like a true protagonist A young wife new to Hong Kong Claire finds herself unexpectedly entangled in Will s secrets after they begin their Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche own affairI d like to learn about Hong Kong in this time period as a result Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of the 1940s sections Mensa Riddles Conundrums of the book but the 1950s chapters the book switches between the two were just not very interesting and some character traits for example Claire s thefts that Julie of the Wolves open the book are not carried convincingly throughout the book

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Exotic Hong Kong takes center stage in this sumptuous novel set in the 1940s and '50s It's a city teeming with people sights sounds and smells and it's home to a group of foreign nationals who enjoy the good life among the local moneyed set in a tight knit social enclave distanced from the culture at large Comfortable clever and even a bit dazzling they revel in their fancy dinners and fun parties But their sheltered lives tak 45 I ve never thought of a title for a book to be either a good name or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it s a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I thought Claire was the most boring protagonist in the whole book The story alternates in Hong Kong between Will Truesdale British and Trudy Liang Eurasian Portuguese Chinese mix in the year 1941 before the start of the second world war Then there is Claire s story with Will in the year 1952 Claire British married to Martin ultimately unknowingly entangles herself with the rich through piano tutoring lessons with the Chen s daughter Locket and then in having an affair with their British driver WillThe story slowly weaves in the beginning untangling itself in the middle It is such a good WWII book with nothing to do with the Holocaust The British have colonized Hong Kong trying to separate itself from China There are many rich having to do with the government living at that time Then the war hits Hong Kong is invaded by the terrorist fascist Japanese living in the abandoned homes taking shits in every room to celebrate beheading anyone in their way raping amah s and any woman caught on her own The rich are now living in jails in their own feces contaminated waters little to eat with so many dark secrets The British get the worst treatment by far which in this period is understandable The Americans get treated the best and have the most to eat which makes one wonder whose side they were on originally before it all went downThe story is the best in 1941 Trudy and Will s story and the corruption of the war There are many shady characters and so many twists I didn t see coming War shows what a person is willing to do to get by and shows one s true character in a time of crisis I would HIGHLY recommend this story to WWII or historical fiction readers esp those looking for Japanese based stories I couldn t get to the end fast enough now I can take a breath SO GOOD Brenda has a dragon in her blood of a title for a book to be either a good name Divan Of Rudaki or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it s a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I thought Claire was the most boring protagonist in the whole book The story alternates in Hong Kong between Will Truesdale British and Trudy Liang Eurasian Portuguese Chinese mix in the year 1941 before the start Choice Stories for Children of the second world war Then there is Claire s story with Will in the year 1952 Claire British married to Martin ultimately unknowingly entangles herself with the rich through piano tutoring lessons with the Chen s daughter Locket and then in having an affair with their British driver WillThe story slowly weaves in the beginning untangling itself in the middle It is such a good WWII book with nothing to do with the Holocaust The British have colonized Hong Kong trying to separate itself from China There are many rich having to do with the government living at that time Then the war hits Hong Kong is invaded by the terrorist fascist Japanese living in the abandoned homes taking shits in every room to celebrate beheading anyone in their way raping amah s and any woman caught Öbür Divan on her Summary of Homo Deus own The rich are now living in jails in their Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes own feces contaminated waters little to eat with so many dark secrets The British get the worst treatment by far which in this period is understandable The Americans get treated the best and have the most to eat which makes The Teams Milking Cow one wonder whose side they were A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates on Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) originally before it all went downThe story is the best in 1941 Trudy and Will s story and the corruption Zenith of the war There are many shady characters and so many twists I didn t see coming War shows what a person is willing to do to get by and shows A Pale Light in the Black one s true character in a time Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves or historical fiction readers esp those looking for Japanese based stories I couldn t get to the end fast enough now I can take a breath SO GOOD

  • Hardcover
  • 328
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Janice Y.K. Lee
  • English
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9780670020485

About the Author: Janice Y.K. Lee

Janice Y K Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong the child of Korean immigrants She went to the United States for school and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literature and LanguageAfter college she moved to New York and worked for several years as an editor at Elle and Mirabella magazines before getting an MFA from Hunter College and starting her first nove



10 thoughts on “The Piano Teacher

  1. says:

    We are taken to a different place and time the almost forgotten Japanese invasion of Hong Kong in World War II which took place eight hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor For the high flying British citizens who lived a life of carefree excess in Hong Kong – drinks and parties at the British clubs and hotels every day the war hit them li

  2. says:

    Two days ago I thought my review of this book would be uite different than it is Two days ago I was on page 113 of this book and I was getting

  3. says:

    45 I've never thought of a title for a book to be either a good name or a bad name but after reading this brilliant historical fiction book I have to say this is a dumb title for this particular book Looking at the cover you think it's a white female that is a piano teacher probably having an affair and it is all about her BUT NO I

  4. says:

    Lee alternates between two different time periods to tell the story of betrayal in war time Hong Kong Does anyone just write a linear story any

  5. says:

    I've found that it's easy to find World War II literature that focuses on the Holocaust or on the American experience It's harder to find books that explore the non Western experience The Piano Teacher explores how lives in Hong Kong in the 1950s was affected by the Japanese invasion of the British colony during the warUltimately the 1940s parts were compelling I wanted to know about the relationship between Will and T

  6. says:

    Interested in of my reviews Visit my blogI didn’t enjoy this uite as much as I had hoped The story was riveting; however the characters were tremendously shallow hard to understand and extremely hard to likeThe StorylineThe story switches points of view between 1953 and 1942 when World War II has struck Hong Kong In 1953 Claire and Martin

  7. says:

    the salespeople at Borders did me wrong in their defense i had but 10 minutes on my parking meter and made a hast

  8. says:

    I completed this novel feeling frustrated and deflated Yee could have expanded what she had so capably initiatedThe manner which she utilized to relate this tale is often muddled and confusing The story is set in Hong Kong and weaves back an

  9. says:

    Another book that I absolutely loved and could not uit reading A WWII story but this one was told about JapaneseChinese which is not what we usually read about A very mixed up love story about people who were very confused about who

  10. says:

    rating bookshelves read edit status Read in March 2009 read count 1 review The cover of this book The Piano Teacher is its saving grace It is a novel that attempts to provide some insights into conditions in Hong Kong prior to during and after World War II It is a part of the world where the English others and the wealthy Chinese families form a tangled web of relationships On the one hand we have Will Trues

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