The tent of orange mist: a novel
In December 1937 the city of Nanking, China, falls to brutal Japanese invaders. Thus begins a compelling drama wherein the teenaged daughter of an eminent scholar is forced to work as a prostitute. Short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize, "The Tent of Orange Mist" illuminates the plight of intellectuals and artists during profound social and cultural upheaval.
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THE TENT OF ORANGE MISTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Veteran writer West (Tenement of Clay, 1992; A Stroke of Genius, 1995; etc.) returns, this time focusing on the knife-edge relationship of a Chinese daughter and her father with a Japanese whoremaster ... Read full review
The tent of orange mist: a novelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Set in China during the Japanese invasion of the mid-1930s, this new novel by West, a writer Vance Bourjaily once called "our finest living stylist in English," is both moving and intriguing. Moving ... Read full review