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A Looking-Glass World


Author(s):
Feng Jicai Olivia Milburn
Publisher:
ACA Publishing Limited
Publication:
12/2023
Languages:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN/SKU:
9781838905132
Pages:
216
Sizes:
216 x 140mm
Weight:
0.5000
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<p>1900. For Tianjin’s European colonists a profitable new century is dawning, but for the city’s downtrodden Chinese natives the Zodiac cycle’s end signals imminent catastrophe. Meanwhile the fearsome Boxer warriors – said by some to be bulletproof – are spilling in from the provinces.</p> <p>On restless streets, a dangerous liaison begins. Ouyang Jue, gentle layabout and heir to a merchant fortune, finds himself entangled with Xénia, a French officer’s daughter indulging every impulse on her first visit to China. Each sees liberation in the other; a chance to leap through the mirror and escape the mundane.</p> <p>Separated by the widening divide between their two worlds, the lovers were never meant to be. But as discontent sparks into all-out conflagration, will they find paradise behind the glass? Or will they join the ashes of what might have been?</p>
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