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ISBN13: 9780446530972
ISBN10: 0446530972
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From acclaimed author Aimee Liu comes an extraordinary novel of love and loyalty, intrigue and survival set against the turbulent backdrop of post-World War II India and China. Flash House introduces two singular heroines: a strong-minded American woman and a mesmerizing young Indian girl whose journey together through a mysterious and exotic land will lead them into the heart of danger - and forever transform both their lives...

"I, too, was a foreigner, my homeland a world apart..." On assignment in India with her journalist husband, Joanna Shaw runs a refuge for girls trafficked into Delhi's red-light district. It is here in the dusty, sunbaked streets of the old city that she discovers the turquoise-eyed Kamla. Joanna vows to rescue Kamla from the brothel - or flash house - where the eleven-year-old child has spent most of her life. But it is Kamla who claims Joanna at first sight, and when Joanna's husband, Aidan, disappears while pursuing a politically explosive story in the mountains of Kashmir, it is Kamla who must come to Joanna's emotional rescue.

Although the authorities insist that Aidan's plane has crashed, Joanna refuses to believe the worst. Aidan is alive, and she resolves to find him at any cost. Accompanied by Kamla and Aidan's best friend, an enigmatic Aussie named Lawrence Malcolm, she embarks on a dangerous trek across the highest passes of the Himalayas.

For Joanna, the trek to find Aidan is a quest for truth. For Lawrence, it is a rescue mission that will lead to Red China - and an agonizing, life-or-death choice that teaches him the meaning of love and betrayal. And for the orphan Kamla, caught between two worlds, it is an odyssey into the tantalizing mystery of her birth.

Weaving the story of all three into the chaos and confusion of Asia's cold war, Aimee Liu gives us a spellbinding, multi-layered tale in which the ultimate safe haven is the elusive place called home.

Review:

"An extraordinarily thoughtful and engrossing tale of romance and intrigue; of heroic individuals from disparate cultures caught in the unforgiving vise of history." Carolyn See, author of Handyman

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"Flash House races forward into territory that, for most of us, is still almost entirely unknown. The result is an education wrapped in an adventure." Jack Miles, Pulitzer prize-winning author of God: A Biography

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"Beautifully written and emotionally compelling?an adventure full of surprise and delight." Peter Lefcourt, author of The Dreyfus Affair and Eleven Karens

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FLASH HOUSE was published in Warner hardcover in 2/03, and became a "Los Angeles Times bestseller. With its phenomenal characterizations and exotic setting, FLASH HOUSE won raves in publications, including the "Los Angeles Times, Booklist, and a starred review in "Publishers Weekly, among others.

About the Author

Aimee Liu is president of Pen West and lives in California with her husband and sons.

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Cheryl Klein, September 4, 2007 (view all comments by Cheryl Klein)
This novel is an impressive feat of research (on China and India in the late '40s and early '50s), an adventure and a character-driven drama with much relevance to the U.S.' current political involvements. I highly recommend it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446530972
Author:
Liu, Aimee
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
India
Subject:
China
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Ex-prostitutes
Subject:
Aircraft accident victims' families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Husbands and wives; Journalists; Airplane accidents; Missing persons; Americans in foreign countries; Journeys; Bureaucracy; Intelligence agents; Secret lives
Series Volume:
no. <21>, etc.
Publication Date:
20040201
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
9.24x6.42x1.36 in. 1.50 lbs.

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Product details 472 pages Warner Books - English 9780446530972 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An extraordinarily thoughtful and engrossing tale of romance and intrigue; of heroic individuals from disparate cultures caught in the unforgiving vise of history."
"Review" by , "Flash House races forward into territory that, for most of us, is still almost entirely unknown. The result is an education wrapped in an adventure."
"Review" by , "Beautifully written and emotionally compelling?an adventure full of surprise and delight."
"Synopsis" by , FLASH HOUSE was published in Warner hardcover in 2/03, and became a "Los Angeles Times bestseller. With its phenomenal characterizations and exotic setting, FLASH HOUSE won raves in publications, including the "Los Angeles Times, Booklist, and a starred review in "Publishers Weekly, among others.
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