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The Binding Chair; or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society

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In poised and elegant prose, Kathryn Harrison weaves a stunning story of women, travel, and flight; of love, revenge, and fear; of the search for home and the need to escape it. Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century, The Binding Chair intertwines the destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future.

Synopsis:

A young Chinese woman with brutally bound feet becomes a unexpected celebrity who connects with a variety of women who've all suffered a disfigurement, mental or physical, that echoes her own.

About the Author

Kathryn Harrison is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her first novel, Thicker Than Water, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991. Her second novel, Exposure, was also a New York Times Notable Book, and a national bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Colin Harrison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060934422
Author:
Harrison, Kathryn
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Kathryn Harrison
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
France, Southern
Subject:
Interracial marriage
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Footbinding.
Subject:
Shanghai
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.34x.75 in. .56 lbs.

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