Tag Archives: Pearl Zhang

When a #ProfessionalInterpreter Met a Prostitute

THE driver cut the engine and they waited below imposing church spires. All eyes were on the walkie-talkie, waiting for confirmation from the police officers watching the property in question. The adrenaline in the van was palpable. Pearl looked at … Continue reading

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#Review of Trials of Life

Vanessa Wu rated it 5 of 5 stars  I spent a good while reading this book and returned to it many times to re-read passages and think about what I’d read. It stirred up many emotions because the situations were … Continue reading

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Meeting Pearl Zhang, Protagonist of “Journey to the West” Trilogy – #CharacterInterview

Please tell us, who is Pearl? My Chinese name is Zhenzhu,  珍珠, and Pearl is a direct English translation. Partly inspired by Pearl S Buck, the author named her protagonist after her literary idol in The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land … Continue reading

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Vicious Villain, Great Heroine, Scary Sex & Wonderful #Author

Matt Posner‘s Review of Trials of Life Trials of Life is Junying Kirk’s second novel, and is both like and unlike her first. Like The Same Moon, this work features the troubled life and growth of Zhang Zhenzhu, known to us … Continue reading

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