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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eileen Chang Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781504684736
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From one of twentieth-century China’s greatest writers and the author of Lust, Caution comes an unforgettable story of a love affair set in 1930s Shanghai.

Manzhen is a young worker in a Shanghai factory where she meets Shijun, the son of wealthy merchants. Despite family complications, they fall in love and begin to dream of a shared life together—until circumstances force them apart. When they are reunited after many years, can they start their relationship again? Or is it destined to be the romance of only half a lifetime?

This affectionate and captivating novel tells the moving story of an enduring love affair and offers a fascinating window onto Chinese life in the first half of the twentieth century.

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  • “An enveloping, haunting, and insightful read, rich in Chang’s trademark passionate prose.”

    Wall Street Journal

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About the Author
Author Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang (1920–1995), who lived in the United States after fleeing Communist China in 1956, was a prominent fiction writer, essayist, and public intellectual. She is the author of The Rice-Sprout Song: A Novel of Modern China and The Rouge of the North, among other works.

About the Narrator

Emily Woo Zeller, a performing artist and yogi, has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. Her voice-over career includes work in animated film and television in Southeast Asia. She has also worked as an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer on stage throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. When not in the studio or on stage, she is a yoga teacher with a focus on holistic approaches to health. She holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley.