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An original, courageous novel, FireWife draws on the powerful Chinese myth of fire and water to explore how women's sexuality and fate are intertwined.

Nin, a photographer, embarks on a five-month journey to photograph women around the world. Her travel turns into a search for the truth about women: the women of fire and the women of water. Each of her subjects' lives echoes a stage in Nin's discovery of her true “fire self.” FireWife illuminates the gap between merely knowing and actually living one's true self. Poetic and intensely moving, FireWife is an exploration of contemporary Asian women unknowingly connected over time.

About the Author

TINLING CHOONG was born and raised in Malaysia. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College, and is working toward her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. FIREWIFE is her publishing debut. She is at work on a novel.

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ISBN:
9781400096831
Author:
Choong, Tinling
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Tinling Choong
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Women photographers
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.67 in. .56 lbs.

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