The valley of amazement / Amy Tan.
By: Tan, Amy 1952-Material type: TextPublisher: London Fourth Estate 2013Description: 400 p. 24 cmISBN: 9780007456277 (hbk.)Subject(s): China -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction | Shanghai (China) -- FictionGenre/Form: GeneralOther classification: Fiction
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In fin de siecle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up at Hidden Jade Path, the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when revolution comes, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a 'virgin courtesan.' Both Chinese and American, Violet moves between these cultural worlds, becoming a shrewd businesswoman who deals in seduction and illusion. But her successes belie her private turmoil