A Covenant in Shanghai is about survival and alienation.We follow Daniel and his three friends as they grow from childhood to adolescence and to early manhood. We share their tensions, frustrations, and their anxieties, as they struggle to survive by overcoming the temptations that this sybaritic and decadent city offers at every corner. The four friends do not feel at home in the East, nor are they comfortable in the West. They have to learn how to live and survive in this world. Their different background, American, English, French and Russian, accentuate the kaleidoscopic nature of a fascinating, yet often ominous and tragic lifestyle. It is also a story of the survival of a majestic and resilient city that suffers with dignity the humiliations of shortages, the ravages of epidemics, the conflict of political ideologies, and refuses to be conquered by the desecration of wars. This multi-ethnic, multicultural metropolis is neither Western nor Chinese.
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|Clouds of War||239|
|Twilght of the Gods||379|