• A celebration of resilience, as well as a poignant, clear-sighted portrait of the mysterious and contrary human heart.

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • At times lyrical and always deeply moving, Yan’s grand tale is one to savour

    Shirley Whiteside, Independent of Sunday
  • A classic family saga… The perfect opportunity to encounter a celebrated Chinese writer who deserves to be better known in translation

  • Intriguing

    Mail on Sunday
  • Lyrical, moving and, at times, wonderfully amusing.


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