The Painter of Shanghai - By Jennifer Cody Epstein

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The Painter of Shanghai

Written by: Jennifer Cody Epstein
Category: Fiction
Genre: Historical Fiction, Drama

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0141093034
ISBN 13: 9780141093037
Format: paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date Published: 2008, Great Britain
Language: English
Condition: Good
Appearance: The book is in good condition with minimal wear and tear. The cover shows slight signs of wear around the edges. The spine is intact with no creasing. Pages are clean with no missing or loose pages. The book measures approximately 20 cm in length and 13 cm in width. The print size is standard.


Based on a true story, The Painter of Shanghai tells the captivating tale of one woman's journey from a life of prostitution to the art studios of Shanghai. At the age of fourteen Pan Yuliang, an orphan girl in the care of her opium-addicted uncle, finds herself in the third-class cabin of a steamship bound for a strange new town. When Pan and her uncle arrive in the city he sells his niece to 'The Hall of Eternal Splendour', where she is destined to live out her life as a prostitute in its smoky back rooms. And yet, two years later, escape appears in the unlikely form of a government inspector who will take Pan as his concubine and introduce her to a glamorous new life in 1920s Shanghai: a life of love and of art. But as Pan begins to realize her talent as a painter she also sees that she may lose something even more precious: a life of safety.

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