Bitter Times

Shanghai Girls  by Lisa See

Timeline: Beautiful girls in Shanghai – father gambled and forced them married to brothers – Japanese invaded and the mother and elder sister being raped – sisters got in the US – little sister got the baby girl – all the hard life in Chinatown, all three generations suffered from unfair discrimination – post second world war treated as spies and elder sister’s husband’s suicide, the old man and his wife died – daughter went back to China and mother went look for her

Long story and so much details for hard life for early Chinese in the US.