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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lilian Lee Narrator: Nancy Kwan Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1920's China, Peking opera was luxurious entertainment for the privileged class-but only children from the poorest families were sent to opera schools to train as actors. Xiao Douzi is brought to an opera school - and abandoned there by his mother, a prostitute who can no longer care for him. With seeds of bitterness sown in his soul, the nine-year-old boy endures hardships and misery to learn and perfect his craft.

The novel focuses on the all-consuming love Xiao Douzi holds for the boy he befriends, and the beautiful female courtesan who comes between them. As these three remarkable individuals are caught up in the great historical events devastating China, they are forced to betray each other in order to protect the one they love.

One of the most unusual epic romances of all time, Farewell to My Concubine moves swiftly from the decadent glamour of 1930's China through the horrors of the Japanese occupation right up to Hong Kong in the 1980's. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sera | 1/31/2014

    " Interesting way of learning something about Chinese culture and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yuska Vonita | 1/27/2014

    " A tragic tale of two peking opera actors and a former prostitute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessamyn | 1/22/2014

    " Fantastic imagery. As sad as the story is, I have always loved this book. I read it twice in college for a film class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meredith | 1/12/2014

    " I regularly taught this novel to first year university Honors students in tandem with the film and it offered quite a new world for those used to Western lit... "

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