15 February 2012
I read this for a book group and enjoyed it. It's nearly as much about the author's family's emigrating from China as much as it is about the migrations of the factory girls she writes about. Both parts were good, but I'd have liked to have heard more about the individual lives of more of the women and girls in Donggan. Still, just hearing about the three women the author knew best is valuable, and any family's history is worth telling. Worth reading, even if it wasn't gripping.