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Author Li, Ang, 1952-
Title Mi yuan. English
The lost garden : a novel / Li Ang ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin with Howard Goldblatt.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]

Author Li, Ang, 1952-
Series Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan.
Subject Taiwan -- History -- Fiction.
Gardens -- Taiwan -- Fiction.
Alt Name Lin, Sylvia Li-chun,
Goldblatt, Howard, 1939-
Description 1 online resource.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 22, 2015).
Summary In this eloquent and atmospheric novel, Li Ang further cements her reputation as one of our most sophisticated contemporary Chinese-language writers. The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines. In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai-shek's rule. After his release, Zhu Zuyan literally walled himself in his Lotus Garden, which he rebuilt according to his own desires. Forever under suspicion, Zhu Zuyan indulged as much as he could in circumscribed pleasures, though they drained the family fortune. Eventually everything belonging to the household had to be sold, including the Lotus Garden. The second storyline picks up in modern-day Taipei as Zhu Yinghong meets Lin Xigeng, a real estate tycoon and playboy. Their cat-and-mouse courtship builds against the extravagant banquets and decadent entertainments of Taipei's wealthy businessmen. Though the two ultimately marry, their high-styled romance dulls over time, forcing them on a quest to rediscover enchantment in the Lotus Garden. An expansive narrative rich with intimate detail, The Lost Garden is a moving portrait of the losses incurred as we struggle to hold on to our passions.
Contents What Separates Us from China ; Translator's Note ; The Lost Garden.
ISBN 9780231540322 (electronic bk.)
0231540329 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # EB00640431 Recorded Books
OCLC # 926721274
Additional Format Print version: Li, Ang. Lost Garden : A Novel. New York : Columbia University Press, 2015 9780231175555

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