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This is an auction for FAREWELL TO MY CONCUBINE by Lilian Lee.

"Hong Kong writer Lee sets an intricate love triangle against the backdrop of China during the warlord period, the Japanese occupation, the Communist victory, and the Cultural Revolution. Singers Duan Xiaolou and Cheng Dieyi grow up together and come to play leading roles at the Peking Opera; their bravura performance is FAREWELL TO MY CONCUBINE, in which the devoted mistress of a general kills herself rather than face her man's defeat. Cheng incarnates female roles so totally that he falls passionately in love with Duan, who feels only brotherly affection for his stage partner and marries a beautiful courtesan. The obsessive Cheng tries repeatedly to undermine the marriage. Unlike most Chinese fiction, this novel seamlessly integrates the personal and the social; its riveting drama of a menage a trois also reveals the burden of recent Chinese history."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 1993.

255 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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