Twelve-year-old Zun, growing up in Wanzhou in 1902, would much rather be in a factory than in kitchen. Her father designs bicycles and Zun has inherited his fascination and aptitude for all things mechanical. But a shocking turn of events puts an end to her happy childhood.
Tense and action-panic, emotional and strong, this novel is fast-paced and heart-rending.
This book was one of the winners of the Scholastic Asian Book Award. The award honours the best of Asian writing in English.