The Third Son

The Third Son

A Novel

Paperback - 2014
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In the middle of a terrifying air raid in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, Saburo, the least-favoured son of a Taiwanese politician, runs through a forest for cover. It's there he stumbles on Yoshiko, whose descriptions of her loving family are to Saburo like a glimpse of paradise. Meeting her is a moment he will remember forever, and for years he will try to find her again. When he finally does, she is by the side of his oldest brother and greatest rival. In Saburo, author Julie Wu has created an extraordinary character, determined to fight for everything he needs and wants, from food to education to his first love. 'The third son' is a sparkling and moving story about a young boy with his head in the clouds who, against all odds, finds himself on the frontier of America s space program. An appealing coming-of-age story packed with vivid historical detail.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
Edition: First paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781616203276
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 21 cm


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PoMoLibrary Jun 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Adult Summer Reading Club traveler Julie: A captivating tale spanning Taiwan and America with all the elements of great storytelling: hopes and dreams, power and politics, struggles and rivalries, love and romance, and humour to keep it real.

Jul 22, 2014

great insight into Chinese culture the third some fighting to better himself in America through an higher education

Jun 23, 2013

The early part of the novel was very good reading - I learned a lot about the Taiwan's history, while enjoying the story. Loved the character.
The part in the US was interesting when the story was related to Taiwan, but the author mostly lost me there.


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