Publisher: The Overlook Press; Reprint edition (April 30, 2013)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.2 MB
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In a breakout novel that transports the reader to a brilliantly imagined, sensuously portrayed, harmful aspect in historical past, Kunal Basu has written the story of a man's trip that spans continents--and the boundaries of his religion in technological know-how. it's Lisbon, 1898: Antonio Maria, health care provider and infamous playboy, returns domestic after an extended absence to profit his loved father has syphilis, the scourge of either wealthy and terrible. decided to discover a treatment, Antonio units sail for Peking, to review less than the evasive yet popular Dr. Xu. notwithstanding Dr. Xu doesn't intend to offer away his wisdom, Antonio all at once falls in love together with his assistant, the elusive Fumi. the specter of the advancing Boxer uprising hangs over the summer season Palace, and Antonio and Fumi needs to make a decision no matter if to escape jointly or stay in China. Kunal Basu's lush, haunting story invitations comparisons to Michael Ondaatje's most sensible paintings. This exceptional novel conjures a guy getting to know the affection that may strength him to question every thing.