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  • Book Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Mystery + Crime, Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Peoples + Cultures
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

Reviewer: Gary Krist, (New York Times Book Review)

"All in all, this is an inviting premise for a thriller, and Lisa See...capitalizes on its inherent novelty and exoticism. Readers familiar with present-day Bejing, where a few warrenlike traditional neighborhoods still hold out against the onslaught of garish hotels and office buildings, will take delight in her local descriptions, from the ubiquitous street carts selling candied crab apples to the shining Mercedes-Benzes hooting their way through swarms of Flying Pigeon bicycles."

Reviewer: Paul A. Friedman, (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

"See captures China after the Cultural revolution in all its harshness, giving insight in to the devastating effects of government oppression on its people, particularly on their family relationships. Demanding that its citizens hold family loyalty second to strict adherence to government policy, China's authorities are shown to foster an atmosphere in which a child might easily betray a parent or a husband his wife. Far from one-sided, however, the novel portrays family betrayal and government corruption in America, suggesting that although their sources may be differently motivated, the results can turn out to be disturbingly symmetrical."

"The fascinating picture of China's political heritage and complex social culture makes this debut thriller a standout."