Peony in Love
Random House/New York, 2007 - 383 pages
Steeped in traditions and ritual, this story brings to life another time and place - even the intricate realm of the afterworld, with its protocols, pathways, and stages of existence, a vividly imagined place where oneís soul is divided into three, ancestors offer guidance, misdeeds are punished, and hungry ghosts wander the earth. Immersed in the richness and magic of the Chinese vision of the afterlife, transcending even death, 'Peony in love' explores the many manifestations of love. Ultimately, Lisa Seeís novel addresses universal themes - the bonds of friendship, the power of words, and the age-old desire of women to be heard.