Seamstresses at work in a Shenzhen bra factory. Many women from poor parts of inland China were drawn to work there, and some became “second wives” to the Hong Kong businessmen who worked there. Photo: EPA

Struggles of a Hongkonger’s Chinese ‘second wife’ in US realistically portrayed in debut novel

Story of Shenzhen factory worker made pregnant by a Hong Kong businessman, her time as a birth tourist in the US and her attempt to make a life there is compelling and believable

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Seamstresses at work in a Shenzhen bra factory. Many women from poor parts of inland China were drawn to work there, and some became “second wives” to the Hong Kong businessmen who worked there. Photo: EPA
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