Synopses & Reviews
Despite their deeply troubled marriage, Grace and Walter are planning a three-week trip to Beijing, where Walter, a prominent scientist, is to speak at an International Conference on the Effects of Acid Rain. Their becomes a journey of a more complex as Grace falls out of love with her husband and very much in love with Beijing and its culture. There, inspired by some new friends, Grace begins to build a new life.
A lyrical, moving novel of the choices and confusions that face a married woman whose understanding of herself explodes on first contact with the energies of China and a Chinaman.