The People's Republic of Desire by Annie Wang
A Novel (P.S.)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

An uncensored, eye-opening, and laugh-out-loud funny portrait of modern China as seen through the lives and loves of four professional women in contemporary Beijing.

Divorce, oral sex, plastic surgery. Indulging in a Starbucks coffee, admitting to the emotional repercussions of a one-night stand, giggling over watching pornography.

These once taboo subjects have become the substance of daily conversations and practices among urban women in contemporary Beijing. It seems that no one remembers what happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989.

A cross between Sex and the City and The Joy Luck Club, The People's Republic of Desire follows four sassy gals as they preen and pounce among Beijing's Westernized professional class, exultantly obsessed with brand names, celebrity, and sex.

 

About Annie Wang

See more books from this Author
Annie Wang grew up in Beijing. Her first short story was published when she was fourteen years old. She is a contributor to Fortune magazine, and her first novel written in English, Lili, was published to extraordinary reviews. She lives in the United States and China.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 468 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The People's Republic of Desire

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In this series of vignettes, Niuniu encourages her girlfriends to talk, talk, talk about their loves lives and what it means to be a contemporary Chinese woman.

| Read Full Review of The People's Republic of Desi...

BC Books

See more reviews from this publication

Those who know little to nothing about Chinese culture will receive an eye-opening experience of how China was and how China is now through Annie Wang’s novel The People’s Republic of Desire.

Jan 21 2008 | Read Full Review of The People's Republic of Desi...

This decidedly modern story follows the e

Apr 01 2013 | Read Full Review of The People's Republic of Desi...

Reader Rating for The People's Republic of Desire
57%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 12 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×