Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
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Author: Namioka, Lensey
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2003
Dimensions: 196mm x 127mm x 10mm
Format: Paperback / softback
‘We cannot expect our old customs to remain forever . . .” It’s 1911 and Ailin is living in a time of great change in China. A headstrong, determined child, Ailin rebels against the horrifying ancient tradition of having her feet bound. As a result, the family of her future husband immediately breaks off the engagement. Ailin grows up realizing just how powerless a girl is in Chinese society. But then she is offered an opportunity that shocks her already estranged family and Ailin has to make a difficult, life-changing decision.