The Opium Lord’s Daughter

Following the harrowing journey of Lady Lee Su-Mei and her family, The Opium Lord’s Daughter is a work of historical fiction told from dual perspectives—Chinese and English—about the First Opium War, a dramatic and history-altering conflict. Su-Mei is a young woman not bound by convention, particularly foot binding. When we are first introduced to Su-Mei, her heroic spirit is foretold as she valiantly resists her wealthy and powerful father—one of the largest opium traders in mid-19th century China—as he attempts to force her into this barbaric practice. Her defiance sets in motion a series of events forever altering her fate as well as the fates of those in her crumbling world.