Women of the Silk - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Gail Tsukiyama
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Chapter 16 Summary

Pei's renewed relationship with her family grounded her. She no longer felt unloved or fear where her past was concerned. Her reunion with her parents left Pei wondering about her sister, Li. She was determined to find her. Pei spoke often of these hopes in her discussions with Lin after they returned to Yung Kee. Any further traveling would have to wait, however. The New Year's holiday was over and the factory was producing silk again. They were in the midst of a large shipment. The industry itself was having hard times, and this order of silk was a blessing. Everyone knew that eventually Chung would have to close down the factory just like all of his peers had been forced to do. In the meantime, the girls worked whatever hours were offered to them and prepared for the future. Some of them...

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