Set in 1938 in San Francisco just prior to the opening of the World’s Fair on Treasure Island three young women meet while seeking employment at the Forbidden City night club. All three Chinese-American women come from different backgrounds, yet they find a common bond in the world of adult nightclubs. Grace Lee has fled an abusive home in the Midwest and has no idea what it means to be Chinese. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown who tries to protect her reputation and disapproves of her working in the nightclub. Ruby Tom has ambition that w
If you've read Jennifer Weiner's books before and are expecting hilarious, witty, easy-breezy reading, then this book will be a surprise. Although still trademarked with her sly wit, reading a novel about an upper class woman spiraling into drug addiction is not for the faint of heart. In many other authors’ hands, this kind of subject matter easily could become preachy or heavy handed, but it truly is neither.