Sisters Three, Five and Six don't have much education, but they know two things for certain: their mother is a failure because she hasn't produced a son, and they only merit a number as a name.
Women, their father tells them, are like chopsticks: utilitarian and easily broken.
But when they leave their home in the countryside to seek their fortune in the big city, their eyes are suddenly and shockingly opened.
Together they find jobs, make new friends, and learn more than a few lessons about life...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099501534