Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman’s coming of age as she’s torn between Eastern and Western cultures
Kwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl—taught by her mother to submit in all things, “as a flower submits to sun and rain alike.” Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she’s surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further.
East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck’s acclaimed novels.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
In her acceptance speech upon receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pearl Buck said. "The mind of my own country and of China, my foster country, are alike in many ways, but above all, in our common love of freedom." 'East Wind: West Wind' embodies this love of, and struggle for freedom.