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Author Li, Ang, 1952-

Title The lost garden : a novel / Li Ang ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin with Howard Goldblatt.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC LI,A    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC LI,A    Available
Description 236 pages ; 21 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan.
Summary "The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines. In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai-shek's rule. After his release, Zhu Zuyan literally walled himself in his Lotus Garden, which he rebuilt according to his own desires. Forever under suspicion, Zhu Zuyan indulged as much as he could in circumscribed pleasures, though they drained the family fortune. Eventually everything belonging to the household had to be sold, including the Lotus Garden. The second storyline picks up in modern-day Taipei as Zhu Yinghong meets Lin Xigeng, a real estate tycoon and playboy. Their cat-and-mouse courtship builds against the extravagant banquets and decadent entertainments of Taipei's wealthy businessmen. Though the two ultimately marry, their high-styled romance dulls over time, forcing them on a quest to rediscover enchantment in the Lotus Garden." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Political persecution -- Taiwan -- Fiction.
Taiwan -- History -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975.
Taipei (Taiwan) -- Fiction.
Added Author Lin, Sylvia Li-chun, translator.
Goldblatt, Howard, 1939- translator.
Added Title Mi yuan. English
ISBN 9780231175555 (pbk.)
0231175558 (pbk.)

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