Janice Y. K. Lee is the author of The Piano Teacher, which the publisher describes as "In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, a gripping tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong."
From the author's brief Q & A with Lauren Mechling of the Wall Street Journal:
WSJ: You grew up in Hong Kong but you lived in the United States from high school through your early thirties. When did you know you wanted to write a book about Hong Kong?Read the complete Q & A.
Ms. Lee: I never thought I would. And I'm as surprised as anyone that I wrote a historical romance. It's not the type of book I tend to read. When I was in my twenties, I was writing stories about twenty-somethings in New York or Koreans in 1970s Hong Kong. And then I wrote a short story about a young Chinese girl and her English piano teacher and I knew that was something I didn't want to stop thinking about. And then I decided to move it back to the war. That really opened up a lot of possibilities for the story.
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