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Girls on the Line

By Jennie Liu

A powerful, dual-narrative coming-of-age story set in 2009 China.

Sixteen-year-old Luli has just aged out of the orphanage where she grew up, and her childhood friend Yun helps her get a job at the factory where Yun works. Both girls enjoy the freedom of making their own decisions and earning their own money--until Yun gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who's rumored to be a bride and child trafficker. China's restrictive family planning laws put Yun in a difficult position: she'll either have to have an expensive abortion or face crippling fines for having a child out of wedlock. When she disappears, it's up to Luli to track her down and find a way to help her.

  • Chinese-American author paints a vivid portrait of an international setting
  • Suspense and intrigue make this a page turner
  • Luli's and Yun's alternating voices highlight the challenges girls and women face in their society

About the author

Jennie Liu is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. Having been brought up with an ear to two cultures, she has been fascinated by the attitudes, social policies, and changes in China each time she visits. She lives in Western North Carolina with her husband and two boys.

ISBN: 9781512459388
Imprint: Lerner PG - Carolrhoda Lab
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Dimensions: 139 x 209mm, 232pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 06/01/19 at 21:32:00
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