The story in this pretentious multigenerational novel begins in Shanghai, 1926-37, a time of upheaval throughout China caused by civil war, threats from Japan, and an unwelcome Western influence. The lives of three Westerners, Matt, Harley, and Jordan, born and raised in Shanghai, become intertwined over the years, with Harley in the role of avaricious businessman, Matt as the flawed, heroic dreamer, and Jordan as the talented, self-centered, supremely beautiful heroine. We follow these three and their many relations until 1983. A simplistic parallel history of China and the United States serves as a background to the convoluted soap-opera plot. A TV miniseries based on the book is planned for 1987 and may generate requests. Patricia Altner, Dept. of Defense Lib., Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070287929
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill. Book Condition: New. 0070287929 Brand new condition, paperback 1986, no marks, excellent cover, readit. Bookseller Inventory # MDGS-08740
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070287929
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800702879211.0
Book Description McGraw-Hill, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fiction. First edition, first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 21035
Book Description Book Condition: New. Usually ships in 1-2 biz days. Hardcover with DJ. 1986. P462. Quality Books.Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Bookseller Inventory # R04924V