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Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war and teetering on the brink of revolution: this novel tells the story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented'"and provocative'"Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

Jennifer Cody Epstein's epic brings to life the woman behind the lush, Cezannesque nude self-portraits, capturing with lavish detail her life in the brothel and then as a concubine to a Republican official who would ultimately help her find her way as an artist. Moving with the tide of historical events, The Painter from Shanghaicelebrates a singularly daring painting style'"one that led to fame, notoriety, and, ultimately, a devastating choice: between Pan's art and the one great love of her life.

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"A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival." --Maureen Howard

Synopsis:

'A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival.' '"Maureen Howard

Synopsis:

“A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival.” —Maureen Howard

Synopsis:

Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River, through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China teetering on the brink of revolution: this is the epic story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented--and provocative--Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Jennifer Cody Epstein has written for Self, the Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. She has published short fiction in several journals and was a finalist in a Glimmer Train fiction contest. She lives in New York City.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, June 23, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
A swiping historical novel. Jennifer Epstein brings the characters, and the place to life. She is a master storyteller.
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ISBN:
9780393335316
Author:
Epstein, Jennifer Co
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Epstein, Jennifer Cody
Author:
Jennifer CODY. Epstein,
Author:
Jennifer C. Epstein,
Author:
Epstein, Jennifer C.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
China History 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.22x5.48x1.03 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393335316 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival." --Maureen Howard
"Synopsis" by , 'A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival.' '"Maureen Howard
"Synopsis" by , “A historical novel on a grand scale . . . a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival.” —Maureen Howard
"Synopsis" by , Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River, through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China teetering on the brink of revolution: this is the epic story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented--and provocative--Chinese artists of the twentieth century.
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