powerful and brilliantly conceived Booklist, ALA, Starred Review [an] absolutely addictive book, a marvel of perfectly executed narrative The Baltimore Sun An exotic tale filled with historical insight, richly transporting in its details, and compelling to the end.O, The Oprah Magazine fascinating reading The San Francisco Chronicle While the historical research impresses, Min's prose brings immediacy to the period. (Critic's Choice) People Magazine nervously riveting and oddly beautiful. The reader...can end up gasping for breath.The Star Tribune renders a beautiful description of a world where ritual is elaborately detailed The Denver Post keeps you riveted with heart-wrenching scenes of desperate failure and a sensuality that rises off its heated pages.Elle a stirring, exotic novel that is a treat for the senses and intellect alike.Los Angeles Times Readers who appreciate well-crafted fiction will know to applaud Min's talent and exceptional work.Orlando Sentinel
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An enthralling, erotic story of Imperial China from the author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao
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