French Concession

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062313553

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About the Author

Xiao Bai was born in 1968 in Shanghai. He is the author of Horny Hamlet, a prize-winning collection of essays, and the novel Game Point. In 2013 his novella, Xu Xiangbi the Spy, won the tenth annual Shanghai Literary Prize. French Concession is his first novel to be translated into English. He lives in Shanghai.

Reviews

"[An] absorbing novel of character and mood...Readers of Alan Furst's noir novels of Europe on the edge of World War II will find much to enjoy in this superior novel."--Library Journal
"Rich with historical detail, Xiao Bai's French Concession is a sensual, intellectual thriller--which like human memory, is pulled from the chaos of truth and lies, desire and regret."--Simon Van Booy
"A complex and fast-paced plot that twists around the murder, in the spring of 1931, of a Nanking politico on his arrival in Shanghai...A political and police novel, historical fresco, and mirror of human passions."--Il Manifesto (Italy)
"Xiao Bai has done something totally different. He didn't write about the 1930's and the concessions as background for his story-they are the subjects of his writing. He is writing in the tradition of Honoré de Balzac."--Feng Tao, book editor and critic in Shanghai