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Shadow of the Yangtze
Author: Julian Sedgwick

ISBN: 9781444924497
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
The dramatic search for a missing friend through the troubled heartland of China - where it's hard to tell the living from the dead ...

J G Ballard's Miracles of Life meets Susan Hill's The Woman in Black in a compelling teen thriller ...

Ruby - a Western girl who feels more Chinese than English - and her friend Charlie must follow the Yangtze hundreds of miles upriver, travelling by Chinese junk and rogue steamer, through bandit and ghost haunted countryside - doggedly tracking Moonface as he spirits Charlie's sister Fei off to his home village. Everything is in flux around them: civil war pulsing, with Nationalists, Communists and warlord bandits struggling for control. The river rises and falls, villages spring up and are gone again.

Ruby and Charlie brave a shipwreck and a gunbattle and then take a perilous cliff path to Moonface's lair.

About the Author

Julian Sedgwick was born in Kent in 1966. A lifelong interest in the arts and culture of China and Japan has influenced much of his work - he read Oriental Studies and Philosop...

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