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  • Beautiful and compelling

    Daily Mail
  • Dreamy and beautifully written... Reading it will take you into a different world altogether

    Marie Claire
  • A deliciously comic novel

    The Times
  • Imagine if Romeo and Juliet had been made to stretch out their passion for 18 years, without consummating their love. Now imagine them in China during the crazy bureaucracy of Mao's Cultural Revolution, unable to talk in private let alone kiss...the insights into Chinese culture and the complexities of human longing are beautiful and compelling

    Daily Mail
  • A classic extraordinary novel


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