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Shanghai Baby By Wei Hui Zhou

Shanghai Baby by Zhou Wei Hui

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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

The massive international bestseller of of love, sex and self-discovery that was originally banned in China.

Shanghai Baby Summary

Shanghai Baby by Zhou Wei Hui

Publicly burned in China for its sensual nature and irreverent style, this novel is the semi-autobiographical story of Coco, a cafe waitress, who is full of enthusiasm and impatience for life. She meets a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love, but he is reclusive, impotent and an increasing user of drugs. Despite parental objections, Coco moves in with him, leaves her job and throws herself into writing.

Shortly afterwards she meets Mark, a married Westerner. The two are uncontrollably attracted and begin a highly charged, physical affair. Torn between her two lovers, and tormented by her deceit, her unfinished novel and the conflicting feelings involved in love and betrayal, Coco begins to find out who she really is.

Here is a beautifully written novel with a distinct voice that describes China on the brink of its own social and sexual revolution.

Shanghai Baby Reviews

Escellent. * Heat *
A steamy Chinese novel in the Western style about life in contemporary China...condemned for exploring subjects that are completely taboo in modern Chinese literature. * The Times *
Wei Hui is intelligent and a passionte spokesperson for modern China. * Marie Claire *
Shanghai Baby is beautifully written, and the author cleary combines the qualities of natural feeling for writing with intelligence. -- Jianying Zha, author of China Pop

About Zhou Wei Hui

Wei Hui lives in Shanghai and is a graduate of the prestigious Fudan University. She is 27. This is her first novel.

Additional information

GOR000581090
9781841196848
1841196843
Shanghai Baby by Zhou Wei Hui
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-02-20
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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