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Ricksha Days

Ricksha Days

by Leta Tucker Hodge


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A stranger in a strange land-both in China and the United States-Leta Tucker Hodge has painted for us a small slice of shared experiences of wartime life as seen through her eyes using her unique and elegant voice.
Assigned to manage one of the Brithish American Tobacco Company factories in Shanghai in the 1930s, Leta's father, Jake Tucker pulled his family into the foreign society of Shanghai before the beginning of WWII. Life in China was a mulitcultural education that endeared the family to a vastly different way of life than their relatives back in the States. After the war began, the contrasts and difficulties encountered by the Tucker family also taught them to overcome challenge and endure separation.
Those days saw war, death and destruction-not only of people and material things but of the whole culture into which the author was born. Wars and change overwhelmed it all. The society that prevailed was crushed and eventually gave way to Mao Tse Tung and his communist regime.
It is the author's hope that her effort will provide some insight into those who once called China home. For most foreigners, Shanghai-the good and the bad- was viewed with unceasing fascination.
Retrospection from intelligent insight and a maturity of emotion not often seen in youth, the author has mastered the art of memoir in this haunting, yet joyful literary showpiece.

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ISBN-13: 9781936688661
Publisher: AKA Yola
Publication date: 10/11/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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