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Three Souls - A Novel

Janie Chang

An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun—who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends. As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him. When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth—that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought. Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.

An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun—who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends. As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him. When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth—that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought. Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.
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An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun—who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends. As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him. When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth—that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought. Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Woo Zeller

Length:

11h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

57:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:49