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LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
Mixing business and family is a recipe for disaster
‘A warm, moving multi-generational family saga, with a blackly comic streak that will make you snort your tea’ Sam Baker, The Pool Bedtime Book Club
The popular Beijing Duck House has been serving devoted regulars for decades. Yet behind the staff’s professional smiles simmer tensions, heartaches and grudges from years of bustling restaurant life.
When disaster strikes, two of the younger generation find themselves in a dangerous game that means tragedy for the Duck House. And soon, their families are forced to finally confront the conflicts and loyalties playing out beneath the red and gold lanterns.