By Samuel Shem
Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a chinese language lady abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a hectic marketplace, after which transferring to Changsha ten years later because the daughter returns along with her followed American mom and dad, the tale strikes throughout southern China till, excessive atop Emei San, considered one of 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 pain and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.
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