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By Esmé Weijun Wang

In booming postwar Brooklyn, the Nowak Piano corporation is an American good fortune tale. there's only one challenge: the Nowak’s in basic terms son, David. A good-looking child and shy like his mom, David struggles with neuroses. If now not for his basically buddy, Marianne, David’s existence will be insupportable. while David inherits the piano corporation at simply 18 and Marianne breaks issues off, David sells the corporate and travels world wide. In Taiwan, his lifestyles adjustments while he meets the daughter of an area madame — the sharp-tongued, clever Daisy. Returning to the USA, the couple (and infant son) purchase an remoted state residence in Northern California’s Polk Valley. As David's health and wellbeing deteriorates, he has a short affair with Marianne, generating a daughter.

It’s Daisy's answer for the way forward for her childrens, encouraged via the outdated chinese language culture of elevating women as sisterly better halves for adoptive brothers, that exposes Daisy’s demanding lifestyles, and the poor inheritance her childrens needs to obtain. Framed via suicide makes an attempt, The Border of Paradise is informed from a number of views, culminating in heartrending model because the younger heirs to the Nowak fortune confront their previous and their isolation.

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