Excerpt reveal | Unbound: A Tale of Love and Betrayal in Shanghai by Dina Gu Brumfield
flushed from the cold. Mother was so relieved when she saw me; she ran over to me and scooped me into her arms.
“Mama, I’m hungry,” was my only reply.
Without a word, Father put the bowls onto a tray and carried our now-cold dinner into the communal kitchen. There, Mother warmed the food on the stove and we had a very late, very quiet dinner. Whether in spite of my worry or because of it, I slept very well that night.
It wasn’t until the next morning that my parents told me my grandma was coming to visit us in March.
“How?” I asked.
“She will take a big plane to Hong Kong,” explained Mother. “Then she will take a train to Guangzhou, and switch trains to Shanghai.”