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eBook Bondmaid Pb download

by Catherine Lim

eBook Bondmaid Pb download ISBN: 0752807943
Author: Catherine Lim
Publisher: Orion (June 16, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 384
ePub: 1785 kb
Fb2: 1784 kb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: mbr mobi lit txt
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. At the age of four, Han, a young woman born into dire poverty in 1950s Singapore, is sold as a slave to the wealthy house of Wu.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Forming a close bond with the young Wu heir.

Used availability for Catherine Lim's The Bondmaid. February 1999 : UK Hardback.

Catherine Lim Poh Imm (Chinese: 林宝音; pinyin: Lín Bǎoyīn, born 21 March 1942) is a Singaporean fiction author known for .

Catherine Lim Poh Imm (Chinese: 林宝音; pinyin: Lín Bǎoyīn, born 21 March 1942) is a Singaporean fiction author known for writing about Singapore society and of themes of traditional Chinese culture. Catherine Lim’s books.

Catherine Lim is a brilliant author

Catherine Lim is a brilliant author. Her novel, The Bondmaid, has captured the spirit and essence of what life was like in a wealthy Straits Chinese household; still a lingering memory for many of the older generation within the Straits Settlements.

The Bondmaid is 1998 novel by Catherine Lim, which tells a tragic love story of Wu, the master of a household, and Han, his maid, in 1950s Singapore

The Bondmaid is 1998 novel by Catherine Lim, which tells a tragic love story of Wu, the master of a household, and Han, his maid, in 1950s Singapore. Sold into servitude at age of four by her own mother and treated harshly by fellow bondmaids, Han forms a bond with Wu, who is the grandson of a head housemaid. Their friendship becomes doomed love when Wu moves to the United States, and Han find herself stuck with jealous bondmaids and Wu's relatives in Singapore.

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Forming a close bond with the young Wu heir, Han's childhood attachment grows into a bittersweet existence of. .

Forming a close bond with the young Wu heir, Han's childhood attachment grows into a bittersweet existence of frustrated love and passion. As their love becomes a struggle against the forces of tradition and tyranny, author Catherine Lim evocatively captures the ethos of a wealthy and powerful Chinese household in an era of breathtaking beauty and shocking brutality.

Catherine Lim. I had always been in awe of her, mainly because of the stories I had heard relatives and servants whisper about her atrocities towards the many bondmaids she had bought as infants. I had always been in awe of her, mainly because of the stories I had heard relatives and servants whisper about her atrocities towards the many bondmaids she had bought as infants, and reared to work. Grandmother’s embroidered silk bed curtains and bolster cases, and beaded slippers for bride and groom were famous and fetched good money

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Comments: (7)
Rainshaper
Great book, real page turner recommending to all my friends. Upseting in some parts but thats the way life was.
Mopimicr
I love books that make sense but I had trouble making sense of this one. The sentence structure bothered me right away with sentences that ran on and on without an end and wore me out trying to figure out what the author was telling me. I hoped to learn about the Chinese culture but it was so twisted with ghosts and dreams and goddesses thrown in here and there I was overly distracted. Rather disappointing, I'd say...
Leceri
After reading so much of the mass market novels offereed on the market today, Catherine Lim's exotic and haunting tale of a bondmaid named Han spawns deep thoughts in the mind. Her story is captivating and memerizing as Lim takes her readers beyond words and deep into the feelings of the character she is portraying. It is one of the greatest books I have come across which by far exceeds any story that have been written by other best-selling authors in the States. Powerful, gripping, and finally a book that isn't a "bimbo" love story!
Questanthr
I feel that this book is the most wonderful book on earth. It really brings out the hardship and sadness that the bondmaids' who have suffered. After reading this book, i cried for 5 days , and repeatedly , read this book. It is very ,very touching.They have said that in 1992 ,and old man, believed to be related to Han ,the bondmaid ,died in the splendour of fire as he had predicted. And this book , is really worth reading!
Aedem
Beginning of story is well-paced, exploring the interesting characters. But some issues were not adequately addressed like how Young master Wu felt towards his wife Li-Li since young til before and after their marriage, prior to her pregnancy. And his falling in love with Han happened so quickly and mysteriously, it almost seemed like the author was trying to avoid writing too much about it. The part about the sky-god raping the goddess was totally baffling. Still, the other parts of the story were captivating enough especially towards the end when Han suffered. The surprisingly tragical ending sorta made up for the earlier confusing parts.
Recommended to those interested in the traditional chinese culture.
RED
Catherine Lim has done it again where she constantly emphasize the reality Asians faces in the past and brings the character in her books to live. One would need to understand the Asian's superstitions in order to understand what is she trying to say. I must say that I was confuse at first with the "Goddess" she keeps emphasizing but later catch on to it. It is a book that describes the lives of bondmaid and also a dramatic love story that does not allow you to put the book down for a minute. An unpredictable story. It is one book that one should read to learn about the Asians culture and supersitions.
Kifer
Nothing new and certainly not exceptional about this story. If you want a good read about old China stick with The Good Earth, Pavilion of Women, or Imperial Woman. Ms. Lim's characters are flat and there's nothing about them that still makes you want to read on to the predictable ending.
I like this book cause it tells about the pain & love of a clever bondmaid in Southeast Asia.Its funny, disgusting, painful & romantic all in one.I cried at the ending cause its so movingly described.Most of all,this is one book u must not miss to read.