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Dream of the Walled City ** S I G N E D ** - FIRST EDITION)

Fleischman, Lisa Huang

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ISBN 10: 0671042289 / ISBN 13: 9780671042288
Published by Pocket Books, NY, 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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FIRST Edition AND FIRST Printing, with publishers full number line in place. A MINT volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. * SIGNED * by author on title page (signature only). Authors first novel. Mylar protected jacket. 416 pages. (International and priority postage at cost due to weight). Bookseller Inventory # 003112

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Title: Dream of the Walled City ** S I G N E D ** -...

Publisher: Pocket Books, NY

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Born in 1890, the privileged and sheltered daughter of a high-ranking imperial official, Jade Virtue spends her childhood enclosed by the towering walls of her family's sprawling mansion, never glimpsing the desperate struggle of China's ancient society, as the old ways are challenged and the twentieth century - fast, fearsome, and tumultous - rushes in. But when her father mysteriously dies, young Jade Virtue is suddenly thrust into poverty, and experiences firsthand a traditional culture falling apart under the onslaught of growing rebellion against the Emperor, rapid social changes, and the mounting aggression of Japan and the West.
Fleischman has rendered a richly textured, panoramic vision of Chinese life in the perilous years between the end of the empire and the Communist triumph of 1949, charting Jade Virtue's arranged first marriage to the corrupt opium addict Wang Mang, who harbors a terrible secret in his family's past; her awakening independence and ambivalent politics; her struggles and motherhood; and her fascinating acquaintance with a gifted, idealistic, fiercely ambitious young man named Mao Zedong. But the most important choices of her life are shaped by her conflicting loyalties to her intense lifelong friendship with Jinyu, a fiery woman revolutionary, and to Guai, a government official and sworn enemy of the Communists, with whom she finally discovers true and redemptive love.

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Lisa Huang Fleischman was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to a Chinese mother and an American father, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. She spent her early childhood in Asia and Africa, until her family moved to the United States. In 1989, during a visit to China, she took part in the Tiananmen Square student protests. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia Law School, and is now a federal prosecutor in New York.

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