We are so excited to announce that debut author Janie Chang will join Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her novel, Three Souls! Join us at 6 PM EST on Wednesday, March 26th to chat with Janie about the book! Get a sneak peek -- read an excerpt here!
We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this....
So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun—who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends.
As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him.
When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth—that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought.
Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.
We have 10 copies of Three Souls to give to 10 people who comment that they can participate in our show on Wednesday, March 26th at 6 PM EST. We'll pick 10 random commenters from anyone who posts by 11:59pm on Tuesday, February 25th.
We look forward to hearing from you during our live book chat discussion on March 26th! Send in questions during the live show via the chat function (be sure to register on the site beforehand - choose the free option) or you can call in and ask her a question directly by dialing 347-945-6149. If you can’t join us, post your question in the comments section below, and we’ll ask Janie on air.
If you missed our last show, you can listen to the authors of Smitten Book Club chatting here!