During the height of China’s one-child policy, 15-yr-old Mei Zi, the second daughter of an impoverished couple, leaves her farming village in search of a better life. With minimal education and no skills, dangerous factory jobs are her only means of income until an elusive businessman lures her a thousand miles from home. At first dazzled by Shanghai, she quickly discovers this city of twenty-six million has its own brand of desperation. Finding herself penniless and on the brink of starvation, a stranger’s single act of kindness sets Mei Zi on an extraordinary journey that will lead her halfway across the world.
Spanning five decades, this astonishing true story of a mother’s boundless love and a daughter’s incredible courage is a testament to hope, resilience, and the power of family.
Award-winning Author Virginia Gray is known for her intimate portrayals of women's lives, her trademark humor, and her attention to detail. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she holds a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry. After many years of technical writing, she found her way to fiction. She is a member of RWA, WFWA, and the International Women's Writing Guild.
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