Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern
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Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages : 272
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ISBN-13 : 0060596333
ISBN-10 : 9780060596330
Rating : 4/5 (30 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Raise the Red Lantern by : Su Tong

Download or read book Raise the Red Lantern written by Su Tong and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 2004-07-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The brutal realities of the dark places Su Tong depicts in this collection of novellas set in 1930s provincial China -- worlds of prostitution, poverty, and drug addiction -- belie his prose of stunning and simplebeauty. The title novella, "Raise the Red Lantern," which became a critically acclaimed film, tells the story of Lotus, a young woman whose father's suicide forces her to become the concubine of a wealthy merchant. Crushed by loneliness, despair, and cruel treatment, Lotus finds her descent into insanity both a weapon and a refuge. "Nineteen Thirty-Four Escapes" is an account of a family's struggles during one momentous year; plagued by disease, death, and the shady promise of life in a larger town, the family slowly disintegrates. Finally, "Opium Family" details the last years of a landowning clan whose demise is brought about by corruption, lust, and treachery -- fruits of the insidious crop they harvest.

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