Thursday, June 15, 2006

White Ghost Girls

This debut novel by Alice Greenway is set in the summer of 1967. This is a story of two American sisters living in Hongkong when the Maoist revolutionaries seem to be spilling over to Hongkong. Their father is a Time magazine photographer stationed in Vietnam and the mother is a painter and very remote. The author is able to convey the inner turmoil of these teenagers and Hongkong comes alive with its heat and color in her description. Set against this political background of Vietnam & Hongkong, this tragic story about the two sisters really keeps you engrossed.


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