Rising Sun, Falling Shadow

September 10, 2013|
Rising Sun, Falling Shadow by Daniel Kalla
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Espionage and betrayal become part of one family's struggle to survive-the sequel to the bestselling author's The Far Side of the Sky

It's 1943, and the Japanese war machine has swallowed up Shanghai,the once-thriving "Paris of the East," upending life for its Chinesepopulation as well as the city's thousands of American, British and officially stateless European residents. Newlyweds Dr. Franz Adler and his wife, Soon Yi (Sunny), struggle to keep the city's only hospital for refugee Jews open, while Shanghai's Allied citizens are interned in squalid camps outside the city.

The Japanese force 20,000 Jewish refugees, including the Adlers,to relocate to a one-square-kilometre area in the slums of the city-the Shanghai Ghetto. For those trapped inside, heat, starvation and disease are constant threats. Sunny, a Shanghai native desperate to defend her lifelong home, is tempted into the dangerous embrace of the local Resistance movement, while a mysterious Chinese man brought critically wounded to the hospital may represent an even greater threat. Meanwhile, as the tide of the war begins turning in the rest of the world, the local Nazis maintain a persistent, menacing interest in Shanghai's Jewish population.

Rising Sun, Falling Shadow blends a rich portrait of a city under siege with medical drama, romance and the intrigue of Alan Furst's Mission to Paris, showing us both the heroism and the treachery that can result when ordinary people find themselves faced with extraordinary dangers.

Title:Rising Sun, Falling ShadowFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443404683

ISBN - 13:9781443404686

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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