The Painter of Shanghai, by Jennifer Cody Epstein, English, Paperback, 2008
Publication Date Apr 2008
Page material gelatine plate paper
In 1913, an orphan girl boards a steamship bound for Wuhu in South East China. Left in the hands of her soft-hearted but opium-addicted uncle she is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour which, with its painted faces and troubling cries in the night, seems destined to break her spirit. And yet the girl survives and one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man resistant to the charms of the corrupt world that surrounds him but not to the innocent girl who stands before him. From the crowded rooms of a small-town brothel, heavy with the smoke of opium pipes and the breath of drunken merchants, to the Bohemian hedonism of Paris and the 1930s studios of Shanghai, Jennifer Epstein's first novel, based on a true story, is an exquisite evocation of a fascinating time and place, with a breathtaking heroine at its heart.
Jennifer Cody Epstein has worked as a journalist in both the US and Asia. She has a Bachelors' degree in English/Asian Studies from Amherst College, a Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and a MFA in fiction from Columbia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two daughters.
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