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Tent of Orange Mist

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Title: Tent of Orange Mist
Author: West, Paul
ISBN: 9780879517922
Publisher: Overlook Books
Published: 1997
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Fiction 1393475

Publisher Description:
In The Tent of Orange Mist, short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize, Paul West deftly illuminates the plight of intellectuals and artists during profound social and cultural upheaval. In December 1937 the city of Nanking, China, falls to brutal Japanese invaders, and thus begins a compelling drama of widespread chaos and personal courage. Against a backdrop of burning buildings and random atrocities stands Scald Ibis, the teenage daughter of an eminent scholar, who must transform herself completely in order to survive. With her family gone, she is forced to work as a prostitute in a bordello, changing slowly and painfully from a girl into a woman. Her fortunes improve when a Japanese warlord, Hayashi, takes a fancy to her; but her greatest challenge comes with the sudden appearance of her ailing father, whose inner demons threaten both of their lives. The Tent of Orange Mist frames public and private conflicts that define us all.