The Flute Player from Urumqi

The Flute Player from Urumqi

by Jeffrey Carnett


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Aye Altay, a Turkic Muslim woman living in Far West China, has a problem. She is single and pregnant; and the father of her child wants only to destroy her and her people.

Set in China in the year 2028, Ayes challenge of Chinese colonialist authority at her university ends in her detention and reeducation. Through this ordeal, she meets and falls in love with a young Chinese Communist Party member. Aye becomes pregnant. Her lover is transferred to Beijing to deal with civil unrest that is sweeping the country at the time. She sets out to journey across the vast country to reunite with her lover to form a family. However, the trip is one in which she discovers the betrayal and newfound loyalties that change the future of her people and all of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543745627
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Publication date: 05/09/2018
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Carnett has lived in Hong Kong since 1995. His work has also taken him to work for periods in Australia and Istanbul, Turkey. It is the deep connections with the Turkic community as well as China that informs the storytelling in his writing. In 2015, he earned the MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

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