Relationships, the need for revenge,
This review is from: Peach Blossom Pavilion (Kindle Edition)
In 1918 Xiang Xiang’s father is framed and executed for a crime he did not commit. His widow and daughter have only limited choices after this ‘disgrace’ – to become a nun, or to become a prostitute. His widow becomes a nun, Xiang Xiang a prostitute.
We follow Xiang Xiang as, aged only thirteen, she enters ‘the turquoise pavilion’ where she is renamed Precious Orchid, and trained in the necessary skills to become a high class prostitute. Over the years she becomes one of the most sought after prostitutes, with important clients.
An interesting look at relationships, power struggles, deceit, the overwhelming need for revenge – so many different emotions – definitely worth the read.