Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road, on tour January 2017

Posted By on January 5, 2017

About Dragon Springs Road

• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (January 10, 2017)

From the author of Three Souls comes a vividly imagined and haunting new novel set in early 20th century Shanghai—a story of friendship, heartbreak, and history that follows a young Eurasian orphan’s search for her long-lost mother.

That night I dreamed that I had wandered out to Dragon Springs Road all on my own, when a dreadful knowledge seized me that my mother had gone away never to return . . .

In 1908, Jialing is only seven years old when she is abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate near Shanghai. Jialing is zazhong—Eurasian—and faces a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. Without her mother’s protection, she can survive only if the estate’s new owners, the Yang family, agree to take her in.

Jialing finds allies in Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the haunted courtyard for centuries. But Jialing’s life as the Yangs’ bondservant changes unexpectedly when she befriends a young English girl who then mysteriously vanishes.

Always hopeful of finding her long-lost mother, Jialing grows into womanhood during the tumultuous early years of the Chinese republic, guided by Fox and by her own strength of spirit, away from the shadows of her past. But she finds herself drawn into a murder at the periphery of political intrigue, a relationship that jeopardizes her friendship with Anjuin and a forbidden affair that brings danger to the man she loves.

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Photo by Jeanie Ow

About Janie Chang

Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang spent part of her childhood in the Philippines, Iran, and Thailand. She has a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Three Souls.

Find out more about Janie at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 18th: Reading Reality

Thursday, January 26th: Just Commonly

Friday, February 3rd: Literary Quicksand

Tuesday, February 7th: G. Jacks Writes

Thursday, February 9th: Doing Dewey

Thursday, February 9th: Show This Book Some Love

Friday, February 10th: Book by Book

Monday, February 13th: Tina Says…

Monday, February 13th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, February 15th: Life By Kristen

Thursday, February 16th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, February 17th: Reading to Distraction

TBD: Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps


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