Pavilion of Women

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jul 12, 2018 - China - 232 pages
On her fortieth birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after twenty-four years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, one of the oldest and most revered in China, is thrown into an uproar by her decision, but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed.

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User Review  - margaretfield - LibraryThing

Woman decides to get her husband a second wife; China. Leaves a lot to think about male-female relationships and female-female. Pearl S Buck is flawed by our standards but we miss a lot if we don't listen to her at all Read full review

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Pavilion of Women takes place in the early part of the 1900s, somewhere in inland China. Most of the story takes place within the private rooms of the mother of the household, Madame Wu. She is a ... Read full review

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