Title STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS: BIG CITY DREAMS ALONG A SHANGHAI ROAD
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher John Murray Publishers 2017
1444791087 / 9781444791082
Seller ID RWARE0000039238
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating met ropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamer s arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opport unity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in t he city's sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their de stinies. There's Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidet racked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Do wn the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to impro ve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skept ical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and café owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he's searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he mak es surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family's - and coun try's - dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been viol ently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China's distinct generations.