Raise the red lantern: three novellas

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New York : Perennial, 2004.
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The brutal realities of the dark places Su Tong depicts in this collection of novellas set in 1930s provincial China -- worlds of prostitution, poverty, and drug addiction -- belie his prose of stunning and simplebeauty. The title novella, "Raise the Red Lantern," which became a critically acclaimed film, tells the story of Lotus, a young woman whose father's suicide forces her to become the concubine of a wealthy merchant. Crushed by loneliness, despair, and cruel treatment, Lotus finds her descent into insanity both a weapon and a refuge.

"Nineteen Thirty-Four Escapes" is an account of a family's struggles during one momentous year; plagued by disease, death, and the shady promise of life in a larger town, the family slowly disintegrates.

Finally, "Opium Family" details the last years of a landowning clan whose demise is brought about by corruption, lust, and treachery -- fruits of the insidious crop they harvest.

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First Perennial edition.
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268 pages ; 21
0060596333 (pbk.), 9780060596330 (pbk.)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Su, T., Duke, M. S., Su, T., Su, T., & Su, T. (2004). Raise the red lantern: three novellas. First Perennial edition. New York: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tong Su et al.. 2004. Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas. New York: Perennial.

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Tong Su et al., Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas. New York: Perennial, 2004.

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Su, Tong, et al. Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas. First Perennial edition. New York: Perennial, 2004. Print.

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