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Goodnight, Rose
Goodnight, Rose

Goodnight, Rose

Penguin Viking


180 Pages, 7 x 7

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780734399106

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Jun 2019)
Viking China

Price: $16.95


A story of friendship, trauma, and China's rich Jewish heritage, and the unlikely connections that blossom from darkened memories

Ji Lianna passionately tends to her flower garden and avoids looking back at her life with remorse. Xiao'e does not know the first thing about plants and cannot stop thinking about her past. Eighty-year-old Ji Lianna is a child of the Jewish diaspora, and young Xiao'e is not sure whether she is human at all. The two women could not be more different. Yet, in a numbingly cold Harbin flat in an old Russian villa, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. Soon their dark histories come back to haunt them as they realize they have more in common than just a shared address.


"Zijian has an extraordinary gift for storytelling." —Times on The Last Quarter of the Moon

Author Biography

Chi Zijian has received critical acclaim for several of her novels, including the 2008 Mao Dun Literary Prize for The Last Quarter of the Moon. She has also won the prestigious Lu Xun Literary Award three times.