The bathing women a novel by Ning Tie

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Published by Scribner in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Manners and customs,
  • Female friendship,
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage,
  • Fiction

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From award-winning and bestselling Chinese writer Tie Ning comes a stunningly original novel that captures the spirit of a new generation of young professionals in contemporary China. The Bathing Women follows the lives of four women - Tiao, a children"s book editor; Fan, her sister, who thinks escaping to America might solve her problems; Fei, a hedonistic and self-destructive young woman; and Youyou, a chef - from childhood during the Cultural Revolution to adulthood in the new market economy. This moving novel charts the journey of these women as they grapple with love, sibling rivalry, and, ultimately, redemption. Beloved and renowned in China, Tie Ning"s numerous books have never before been translated into English; this publication of The Bathing Women introduces a brilliant writer of uncommon talents, vision, and compassion to American readers. Spellbinding, unforgettable, and an important chronicle of modern China, The Bathing Women is a powerful and beautiful portrait of the strength of female friendship in the face of adversity.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementTie Ning ; translated by Hongling Zhang and Jason Sommer
ContributionsZhang, Hongling, Sommer, Jason
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL2909.I284 D3313 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination361 pages ;
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26452806M
ISBN 101451694849, 1476704260
ISBN 109781451694840, 9781476704265
LC Control Number2012372350
OCLC/WorldCa780483887

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