The Porcelain Moon by Janie Chang audiobook

The Porcelain Moon: A Novel of France, the Great War, and Forbidden Love

By Janie Chang
Read by Katharine Chin , Saskia Maarleveld , and James Chen

HarperCollins Publishers, HarperCollins 9780063072862
11.02 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $46.99

    Special Price $30.54

    Available on 02/21/2023

    ISBN: 9798212205375

  • Regular Price: $41.99

    Special Price $27.29

    Available on 02/21/2023

    ISBN: 9798212205382

France, 1918. In the final days of the First World War, Pauline Deng runs away from her uncle’s home in Paris to evade a marriage being arranged for her in Shanghai. To prevent the union, she needs the help of her cousin Theo, who is working in the French countryside as a translator for the Chinese Labor Corps. In the town of Noyelles-sur-Mer, Camille Roussel is planning her escape from an abusive marriage and seeking to end a love affair that can no longer continue. Camille offers Pauline a room in her house, and the two women become friends. But before long, Pauline uncovers a perilous secret that Camille has been hiding from her. As their dangerous situation escalates, the two women are forced to make a terrible decision that will bind them together for the rest of their lives. Set against the little-known history of the 140,000 Chinese workers who were brought to Europe as non-combatant labor during WWI, The Porcelain Moon is a tale of forbidden love, identity, belonging, and what we are willing to risk for freedom.

Learn More

Summary

Summary

France, 1918. In the final days of the First World War, Pauline Deng runs away from her uncle’s home in Paris to evade a marriage being arranged for her in Shanghai. To prevent the union, she needs the help of her cousin Theo, who is working in the French countryside as a translator for the Chinese Labor Corps.

In the town of Noyelles-sur-Mer, Camille Roussel is planning her escape from an abusive marriage and seeking to end a love affair that can no longer continue. Camille offers Pauline a room in her house, and the two women become friends. But before long, Pauline uncovers a perilous secret that Camille has been hiding from her. As their dangerous situation escalates, the two women are forced to make a terrible decision that will bind them together for the rest of their lives.

Set against the little-known history of the 140,000 Chinese workers who were brought to Europe as non-combatant labor during WWI, The Porcelain Moon is a tale of forbidden love, identity, belonging, and what we are willing to risk for freedom.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lyrical prose, deftly-drawn characters, and skillful excavation of little-known history…a rare jewel in a sea of wartime fiction.” Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Janie Chang

Author Bio: Janie Chang

Janie Chang was born in Taiwan and spent the better part of her childhood in the Philippines, Iran, and Thailand. She holds a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. 

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English