Friends of a Lifetime
(From the Lisa See bestseller, "Shanghai Girls") In
1937, beautiful sisters Pearl and May Chin are the toast of pre-war
Shanghai. Born to a wealthy family, they are carefree, modern and
pampered - until the day they are sold by their father into marriage to
suitors from Los Angeles, to repay his gambling debts. Before they can
depart for America, the Japanese army invades China, and the sisters are
forced to flee their beloved Shanghai. Inseparable best friends, they
have only each other as they endure the terror and brutality of the
invaders, only to face bigotry and hostility once they reach America.
Despite petty rivalries, their love and friendship for each other give
them the strength and courage to overcome adversities and build a new
life in their adopted homeland.