Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Language: English | Number of Pages: 496 | Format: Paperback
Isbn-10: 0141029331 | Isbn-13: 9780141029337 | Publish date: 03/04/2008
Also available as: eBook
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Jennifer Cody Epstein’s epic brings to life the woman behind the lush, Cezannesque nude self-portraits, capturing with lavish detail her life in the brothel and then as a concubine to a Republican official who would ultimately help her find her way as an artist. Moving with the tide of historical events, The Painter from Shanghai celebrates a singularly daring painting style—one that led to fame, notoriety, and, ultimately, a devastating choice: between Pan’s art and the one great love of her life.
Half way thorugh this novel it felt as if the story hadn't got going yet. Too much time spent describing Pan Yuliang's life as a prostitute and up to that point near to nothing about her art .
I had to abandon it for the time being.
Miki said on Mar 26, 2009, 20:53