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The Valley of Amazement [electronic resource]
The Valley of Amazement [electronic resource]
Tan, Amy2014
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In fin de siècle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up at Hidden Jade Path, the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when revolution comes, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a ‘virgin courtesan’. Both Chinese and American, Violet moves between these cultural worlds, becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private turmoil. Violet’s need for answers propels her on a quest of discovery: a journey to make sense of her life, to right the wrongs of the past – to find love requited. Spanning fifty years and two continents, ‘The Valley of Amazement’ dramatizes the collapse of China’s imperial dynasty and the secret life of the courtesan house.
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[Place of publication not identified] : Fourth Estate, 2014
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1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780007467242
Language:
English
BRN:
2556128
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