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Read online Fleur de neige (LITTERATURE ETR).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Fleur de neige (LITTERATURE ETR) Fleur de Lis et Fleur de Neige sont n es le m me jour la m me heure dans une province recul e de la Chine du XIXe si cle Alors que la famille de Fleur de Neige est de la plus haute noblesse celle de Fleur de Lis n a connu que la mis re mais la grande beaut de cette derni re et la perfection de ses pieds lui permettent de devenir la laotong me soeur de Fleur de Neige Les deux jeunes filles partagent tout du supplice des pieds band s la r clusion du nu shu langage secret invent par les femmes leurs mariages arrang s Leur amiti teint e d une fascination r ciproque grandit au fil des ann es Jusqu au jour o Fleur de Lis d couvre que Fleur de Neige l a trahie L amour qui les lie c de alors la place une jalousie que rien ni personne ne saura arr ter Fleur de Neige est un merveilleux voyage dans le temps qui nous fait revivre la tradition ancestrale de l ducation des jeunes filles dans la Chine imp riale Best seller traduit dans pays ce roman charg de lyrisme et d motion p n tre l une des plus myst rieuses relations humaines l amiti f minine diteur original Random House an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group a division of Random House Inc Lisa See Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Pour la traduction fran aise ditions Flammarion Couv Montage Virginie Berthemet Photo Photodisc by Lisa See, Pierre Ménard

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Fleur de neige (LITTERATURE ETR)
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Pearl and May are sisters living carefree lives in Shanghai the Paris of Asia But when Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city they set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of America br br In Shanghai is the Paris of Asia a city of great wealth and glamour the home of millionaires and beggars gangsters and gamblers patriots and revolutionaries artists and warlords Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father s prosperous rickshaw business twenty one year old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives Though both sisters wave off authority and tradition they couldn t be more different Pearl is a Dragon sign strong and stubborn while May is a true Sheep adorable and placid Both are beautiful modern and carefree until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California to find Chinese brides br br As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime one that will take them through the Chinese countryside in and out of the clutch of brutal soldiers and across the Pacific to the shores of America In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter trying to find love with the strangers they have married brushing against the seduction of Hollywood and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination brave Communist witch hunts and find themselves hemmed in by Chinatown s old ways and rules, Li yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea There is ritual and routine and it has been ever thus for generations Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate the first automobile any of them have seen and a stranger arrives br br In this remote Yunnan village the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people In her biggest seller i Snow Flower and the Secret Fan i See introduced the Yao people to her readers Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority the Akha whose world will soon change Li yan one of the few educated girls on her mountain translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence When she has a baby outside of wedlock rather than stand by tradition she wraps her daughter in a blanket with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling and abandons her in the nearest city br br After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways Li yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well loved California girl Despite Haley s happy home life she wonders about her origins and Li yan longs for her lost daughter They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family s destiny for generations, 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 br br 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, In a magnificent land where myth mixes treacherously with truth one woman is in charge of telling them apart Liu Hulan is the Inspector in China s Ministry of Public Security whose tough style rousts wrongdoers and rubs her superiors the wrong way Now her latest case finds her trapped between her country s distant past and her own recent history br br The case starts at a rally for a controversial cult that ends suddenly in bloodshed and leads to the apparent murder of an American archaeologist which officials want to keep quiet And haunting Hulan s investigation is the possible theft of ancient dragon bones that might alter the history of civilization itself br br Getting to the bottom of ever spiraling events Hulan unearths more scandals confronts more murderers and revives tragic memories that shake her tormented marriage to its core In the end she solves a mystery as big unruly and complex as China itself