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A Loyal Character Dancer

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781569473412
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Format: Paperback
Year: 2003
Publisher: Soho Press
Dimensions: 128 x 191 x 26 (w x l x h)
Pages: 351

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Praise for Qiu Xiaolong:
"A sequel to "Death of a Red Heroine"] that in many ways is even more impressive. . . . Qiu] has moved from the poetic, exotic milieu of his first book (although plenty of elements remain) into a tougher, wider, probably more commercial and modern version of China as seen by America."—"Chicago Tribune"
"Another wonderful novel featuring Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau . . . for] Sinophiles like myself, who fantasize about taking an insider's tour of Shanghai."—Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "Fresh Air"
"The travelogue aspects of the novel don't overwhelm it's critical intelligence. As in all hard-boiled mysteries], the murder and mayhem provide a cover story for a larger investigation of social mysteries."—"Chicago Sun-Times"
Inspector Chen's mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai's beauteous Bund Park. But his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious s
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