The Porcelain Moon

A vividly rendered novel set in World War I France about two young women—one Chinese, one French—whose lives intersect with unexpected, potentially dangerous consequences.

Set against the little-known history of the 140,000 Chinese workers brought to Europe as noncombatant labor during WWI, The Porcelain Moon is a tale of forbidden love, identity, and belonging, and what we are willing to risk for freedom.

"One of the most original voices in Canadian historical fiction"  - Toronto Star


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