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By Anchee Min

From a grasp of the historic novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the center of the Forbidden urban to inform the interesting tale of a tender concubine who turns into China’s final empress. Min introduces the attractive Tzu Hsi, referred to as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a rustic woman who seized strength via seduction, homicide, and unending intrigue. while China is threatened by way of enemies, she on my own turns out in a position to preserving the rustic together.
during this “absorbing spouse piece to her novel changing into Madame Mao” (New York Times), readers and studying teams will once more be transported by way of Min’s lavish evocation of the Forbidden urban in its final days of imperial glory and by way of her very good portrait of a mistaken but totally compelling lady who survived, and eventually ruled, a male world.

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