The Piano Teacher, By Janice Y.K. Lee

The story is set in Hong Kong before and after World War II, from 1941-1953. Who is the main character? Is it Will or Trudy or Claire? I think really the main character is Hong Kong. The plot is a little hokey and stilted. The author talks about love and betrayal, almost like trying to set The Great Gatsby in Hong Kong. However, the author’s love and knowledge of Hong Kong is true. It is not a bad book, but I still feel something is missing.

3 out of 4 Stars

Reviewed By: Anne Egger, Library Services