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Author Spurling, John, 1936-

Title The ten thousand things : a novel / John Spurling.

Publication Info. New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    SPURLING,JOH    Lost and Paid
Edition First Edition.
Description 354 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by the Kublai Khan. He is also an extraordinarily gifted artist: in his paintings, one can see the wind blowing through the trees, the water rushing through rocky valleys, the infinite expanse of China's natural beauty. But this is not a time for sitting still, and as The Ten Thousand Things unfolds, we follow Wang as he travels through an empire in turmoil. In his wanderings, he encounters, among many memorable characters, other master painters of the period, a fierce female warrior known as the White Tigress who will recruit him as a military strategist, and an ugly young Buddhist monk who rises from beggary to extraordinary heights"--Dust jacket.
Subject Artists -- Fiction.
Art, Chinese -- Fiction.
China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Epic fiction.
Added Title 10 thousand things
ISBN 9781468308327 (hardback)
1468308327 (hardback)

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