Ordinary people caught in a hotpot' (from a Chinese saying) China in the1930s and early 40s . . . In the hotpot: tongue-scrapers, black kite lovers, simpletons, brothel girls, floggers, Reds, warlords, peasant farmers, Taoist priests, Japanese airmen and 'Imperialist devils' (invaders from the land of the Rising Sun) . . . and Yuling. This is his epic story, from an eleven-year-old who bonds with his nature-loving grandfather at a hut high above the world in big cat territory . . . to near death dreaming . . . to young adulthood as a brilliant artist in forbidden love in a political and war-torn motherland. Set in the lush sub-tropical south-east, Crimson in the Water is inspired drama at its pulsating best, with captivating prose and evocative dialogue. Early readers: 'Utterly gripping, you do not quite know what is going to happen next, you think this will happen and then it takes a different direction - brilliant' 'This novel very soon said "movie" to me' 'The story grabbed me, it kept me hugely looking forward to the next moment, I read it at home, in the car, on holiday, and on the ferry'
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Published March 24, 2011
History, Romance, Literature & Fiction.