Women of the Silk - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Gail Tsukiyama
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Chapter 6 Summary

After the streets dried out following the monsoon, Pei and Lin enjoyed a walk together. Pei learned about Lin's family. Lately, Lin's mother had been writing letters often. She had found a marriage prospect for Lin's brother. Following tradition, this meant that Lin had a choice to make. Her mother preferred that Lin marry, but Lin was not easily convinced. Lin's family lived in Canton. Before his death, her father was a politician. They were wealthy and lived in a grand home. Lin's mother expected Lin to continue on that life path, but Lin had other plans. The silk work had started out as a way for Lin to earn quick money that would help her family following her father's death. After caring for Pei so extensively, Lin was having a hard time envisioning leaving Pei behind.

The day came for Chen Ling...

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