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Song Of The Swallow

Song Of The Swallow

by K. L. Townsend


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Like most young women in late thirteenth century China, Feiyan dreams of living a respectable life, finding a good husband, and honoring her family. Only those dreams end when she is swept from her home to become one of Emperor Duzong's many concubines. As she struggles to adjust to her new environment, she is befriended by the enigmatic Hu Yuxiu, who helps Feiyan navigate the murky waters of court life, the tedious rules of entertainment, and the hardships of foot binding. Feiyan grows to know the dismal existence between palace walls, the long days of waiting and long nights of limbo. Until Yuxiu shows her a booklet that changes her life forever.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982725658
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

K.L. Townsend has always had a passion for history, mythology, and writing. As a native to Massachusetts, she grew up in a rich historical setting. Even at a young age, she wished to discover more about the world and how culture helps shape the human spirit. She turned to history for those answers.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, a Joint Master of Arts in anthropology and women’s studies, and is currently pursuing additional graduate work in history and education. Her academic credits include an essay on women in science fiction and a graduate thesis titled “A Pair of Phoenix Fly Together in a Pair: Marriage Motifs and Ritual in Nushu Communities,” which evaluates nushu writing in China.
In addition to her academic background, K.L. Townsend has several poems and short stories published. When she’s not writing, she enjoys the company of her family and pets, and continues to entertain delusions of grandeur.

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