Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary
LuLing flees Peking and tries to make a living in Hong Kong as she waits for GaoLing to get a visa for her to travel to America. At first, GaoLing’s letters are not very encouraging. She writes that life in America is not the dream she had imagined. She is working hard but not making very much money. Getting a visa for LuLing is also proving to be difficult. She advises LuLing how to fill our her portion of the application—decreasing her birthday so she will appear younger and telling the officials that her birth certificate was lost in a fire.
In the meantime in Hong Kong, life is no easier for LuLing. She has very little money and no contacts. Everyone she knew lives in Peking. LuLing finds a place to stay in the...
(The entire section is 533 words.)