Take memories, leave footprints: Follow a spellbinding journey, with heart-stopping twists and turns; the love story of a magnificent 'Madam.'

Take memories, leave footprints: Follow a spellbinding journey, with heart-stopping twists and turns; the love story of a magnificent 'Madam.'

by Lily Yang

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An inspiring memoir, spanning from the bleak Mongolian Plateau to an exotic bordello in Melbourne, Australia.

Lily Yang’s Take Memories, Leave Footprints is a sweeping journey through time, continents and diverse cultures. Like a modern-day Marco Polo, Lily invites you to look over her shoulder as her amazing journey unfolds, beginning when she was a child exiled to a bitterly cold village in far north China. Viewed through the eyes of a child, her oblivion of the horrors the family endures there will touch your soul. We journey with her family as they’re rehabilitated, and then into her private world as she faces life alone after her beloved parents pass away.

But this is far from a tragic story, it is one full of humour, courage and the beauty of the human spirit, written with a sublime focus on visual imagery. It’s about family, a young woman growing in sophistication, a first love lost then found again twenty years later, and of life lived in between. We follow her relationships around the world and readers will find a chord is struck within the pages of her book that occasionally evokes the tenderness of a personal memory. But above all, Lily will warm your heart as she often stumbles, then steps with increasing confidence from horror to genuine happiness on her roller-coaster of a life. Her story is sure to put Lily Yang’s name alongside the more interesting “madams” of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648517214
Publisher: Publicious Book Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Lily Yang grew up with storytellers in north China. From bedtime stories of ghosts and dragons from her adored father, to Buddhist legends from an ancient village woman about the divinities who rule rural life in China. Etched in her consciousness are also the personally experienced stories lived through as a child of the Cultural Revolution, more fantastic in their own way because these ghosts still exist in her memory and in two generations of Chinese people. Together, the ancient and modern stories are an almost unbroken line of phantoms, night-terrors and iconic beings which inhabit the lives and beliefs of hundreds of millions of Chinese. Now, she is the storyteller, shaped by her past with a love story for the ages which she retells in her first book. Lily is married and lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her two "doggies" as companions and memory-makers. She's also a social commentator, blogger and, as a happy affront to the puritans of the world, "madam" of one of Melbourne's best-known bordellos.

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