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This review is from: Peony in Love (Kindle Edition)
I hope that this is not a spoiler, but it is rather strange to read a story, 75% of who characters is narrated by a ghost. However I found that, after a while, I bought into the concept & stopped noticing, this is, after all, a work of fiction.
Like "Snowflower & the Secret Fan", the other book by this author which I have read, she clearly has a great interest in Chinese history & the position occupied by women. Some details are shocking, she does not shrink from descriptions of foot binding, for example, which, as a modern Western woman I find hard to accept as any act empowering women, but I suppose that the ancient Chinese women clung to the concept as some still do to female genital mutilation as a cultural necessity. However I did find the story interesting & entertaining & it gave me an insight to a place & time of which I knew little.