Peony in Love

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Random House/New York, 2007 - English fiction - 383 pages
109 Reviews
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.

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User Review  - Rascalstar - LibraryThing

The author's research on these obscure and ancient subjects was amazing, as was the bounty of rich details in this book. The story takes place in 17th century China, around the fall of the Ming ... Read full review

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User Review  - jjaylynny - LibraryThing

Hmmm. Some things were fascinating and explained some of the conversations and ideas I'd hear about in my childhood from my Chinese relatives. Some things were tiresome. See's writing could be ... Read full review

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