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THE LOST DAUGHTER OF HAPPINESS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The life of San Francisco prostitute Fusang ("the famous whore responsible for the city's bad reputation") is surveyed in this curiously flat novel by the Chinese expatriate author of the exquisite story collection White Snake (1999). It's set during the Gold Rush of the 1870s, narrated by both an omniscient author and an unnamed "writer" who addresses Fusang directly—a device that leads to ... Read full review

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