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Under fishbone clouds

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Published

Publication date1/05/2009
Place of publicationEdinburgh
PublisherPolygon
ISBN (Electronic)0312622791
ISBN (Print)1846971683, 978-1846971686
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

'Under Fishbone Clouds' is a love story and family saga interwoven with traditional folktales and stories from ancient Chinese history. Set against the backdrop of dramatic events of recent Chinese political history, we follow the lives of Jinyi and his wife Yuying.

Bibliographic note

“Meekings’s accomlished first novel is based on the lives of his Chinese wife’s grandparents. An unlikely love story set against the events of the last half-century in China, it’s a tale of terrible suffering that also manages to be a poetic evocation of the country and its people…His exuberance and verve win out. He imbues “Under Fishbone Clouds” with a magical atmosphere.” The New York Times