The tent of orange mist: a novel

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Scribner, 1995 - Fiction - 263 pages
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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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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 novel

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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

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The author of 24 novels, 14 autobiograhical and non-ficition books, and 1 previous volume of poems, Paul West has received the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the Lannan Literary Achievement Prize, and the Chevalier of Arts and Letters from the French Academy, fellowships from the NEA and NEH among many other awards.

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