Silk Road

Silk Road

by Jeanne Larsen
     
 

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SILK ROAD takes you into the golden age of China's multi-cultural Tang dynasty. Aided by ghosts, goddesses, dragons, and her own determination, the heroine becomes a courtesan, a musician, a runaway, a wandering swordswoman, a poet, and more.

"Larsen has used a dazzling diversity of prose styles to adroitly demonstrate how history is transmuted through the

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SILK ROAD takes you into the golden age of China's multi-cultural Tang dynasty. Aided by ghosts, goddesses, dragons, and her own determination, the heroine becomes a courtesan, a musician, a runaway, a wandering swordswoman, a poet, and more.

"Larsen has used a dazzling diversity of prose styles to adroitly demonstrate how history is transmuted through the centuries into something not quite true, yet not entirely false...an illuminating and absorbing story."

Publishers Weekly

"A joyful blend of scholarship and fancy and an appreciation of the simple, strong, lyrical line of Chinese verse. But this is mainly magical fun."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In eighth-century China, Greenpearl, the daughter of a Chinese general, is kidnapped by Tibetan raiders and sold into slavery, beginning a picaresque adventure involving three related quests that emanate from the celestial as well as the human realm. An ``enchanting, ingeniously constructed first novel,'' lauded PW. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440138881
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Larsen's books include the other two novels in her Avalokitesvara trilogy, Bronze Mirror and Manchu Palaces, as well as James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita: A Book of Poems, Brocade River Poems: Selected Works of the Tang Dynasty Courtesan Xue Tao, and Williow, Wine, Mirror, Moon: Women's Poems from Tang China. She teaches at Hollins University in Virginia. Back Cover Copy:SILK ROAD takes you into the golden age of China's multi-cultural Tang dynasty. Aided by ghosts, goddesses, dragons, and her own determination, the heroine becomes a courtesan, a musician, a runaway, a wandering swordswoman, a poet, and more.

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