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March 2018 Fiction: Literary

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By (author): Lijia Zhang
9781250160911 Paperback , Trade English Mar 20, 2018
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Unknown 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 in | 10 gr 385 pages St. Martin's Press St. Martin's Griffin
FICTION / Literary
Reserved, at times defiant, Lotus is different from the other streetwalkers. Her striking eyes glow under Shenzhen's neon lights, capturing the attention of Funny Eye, Family Treasure, and a slew of other demanding clients determined to make Lotus their property. Choosing between wealthy, powerful, and dangerous men is no easy feat, but it is a surprising offer from Binbing, a soft-spoken and humble photojournalist, that presents the biggest challenge. Is Lotus willing to fall in love? Is she capable of it? Inspired by the deathbed revelation that the author's grandmother had been sold to a brothel in her youth, Lotus offers compelling insight into China's bustling underground world and reveals the surprising strength found in those confronted with impossible choices. Written with compassion and vivid prose, and packed with characters you won't soon forget, Lotus examines what it means to be an individual in a society that praises restraint in and obedience from its women. "One comes to love India because of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, and one will surely love the southern China of Zhang's invention. You will celebrate not just the winning characters, but Zhang's true gift as an essential novelist of this world."- Da Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Colors of the Mountain and Brothers " Lotus is a rollicking, sexy novel. In Lijia Zhang's tour of the sex industry, you'll find not only sleaze, but soul." -Barbara Demick, author of the National Book Award finalist Nothing to Envy and former China bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times

Lijia Zhang , a former rocket factory worker, is a writer based in Beijing. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and Newsweek, and she has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, and the BBC. Her book "Socialism Is Great!": A Worker's Memoir of the New China has been published in eight countries. She earned a master's degree from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a fellowship in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Lotus is her first novel.

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