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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Review: The Tent of Orange Mist

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This book is based on a story of a 16 year old girl by the name of Scald Ibis. This setting is 1937 when the Japenese invades China also known as the Nanking war. So far, the book hasnt made that ... Read full review

Review: The Tent of Orange Mist

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The Tent of Orange Mist by Paul West takes place during the Rape of Nanking. Personally, I thought the author digressed from the main plot too often to the point where I just skimmed the chapters ... 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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