October 27, 2021

KITAAB

Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Geling Yan draws from life in a tale 
of women in war

1 min read

At the opening of Chinese-American author Geling Yan’s best-selling novel “Little Aunt Crane,” a 16-year-old girl by the name of Tatsuru, or “Crane,” escapes a mass suicide that Japanese elders in a Manchurian village order to preserve their honor. The young girl’s problems, however, have only just begun.

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