Tuesday, July 25, 2006
White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
Set in Hong Kong during the summer of 1967, this is a coming-of-age story of two sisters - Frankie and Kate. Their father, a Vietnam war photographer is gone; their mother, a painter, is present but distant. The central figure in their lives is thier Chinese nanny, Ah Bing - and, of course, Hong Kong itself. Kate narrates the story, which is haunted by tragedy, and her voice is fresh and youthful and very poetic.