By Samuel Shem
Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a chinese language girl abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a hectic industry, after which moving to Changsha ten years later because the daughter returns together with her followed American mom and dad, the tale strikes throughout southern China until eventually, excessive atop Emei San, one in all China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the 4 are introduced jointly within the wilderness—a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and ache and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.
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