Peach blossom paradise
Book

Peach blossom paradise

By Ge, Fei, 1964- author.
Morse, Canaan, translator.

Genre Fiction.

Published [2020] by New York Review Books, New York City

ISBN 9781681374703

Bib Id 2412837

Copyright ion]

Description vii, 377 pages ; 21 cm

More Details

Leader
03525cam a22005538i 4500
LCCN
2020-010224
ISBN
9781681374703 (paperback) $17.95
1681374706
Language
eng
Call #
FIC Ge
Uniform Title
Ren mian tao hua. English
Title
Peach blossom paradise
Publication Information
[2020] by New York Review Books, New York City :
Copyright Date
©2020 [translation]
©2004 [Chinese]
Description
vii, 377 pages ; 21 cm
Note
Originally published in Chinese as Ren mian tao hua, 2004.
Summary
"In 1898, China experienced one hundred days of utopia, after a cabal of reformist intellectuals persuaded the young emperor to enact sweeping changes intended to modernize the country and bring about the "Great Unity." Their movement ended in blood and the crowning of two more dictators, but not before it whetted an appetite for revolution all across the country - an appetite that would eventually consume millions of lives. One such life belongs to Xiumi, the young daughter of a wealthy landowner and former government official who goes insane over a painting, then mysteriously disappears. Days later, Xiumi's mother welcomes to the estate a young man who carries a grand but brutal vision in his heart and a gold cicada in his pocket. When his plans collapse, Xiumi inherits his vision, just as she herself begins fighting the Confucian social mores that view women as property. On her wedding day, she becomes a pawn in a series of violent transactions carried out by men who think they are building paradise; as each one fails, she attempts to repay them in kind by spearheading a movement of her own. Her campaign for change is always a fight to win control of her own body; and the cost of even that is nearly total."--Provided by publisher.
Genre/Form
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction

FORMATS

SERIES

TAGS

Availability

Locations