Once on a Moonless Night

Once on a Moonless Night

Sijie, Dai

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A young woman hears the tale of a sacred text, written in an ancient language and inscribed on silk cloth many centuries ago. Puyi, the last emperor and owner of the relic, allegedly tore the silk in pieces with his teeth and threw it from a plane when he was taken by the Japanese to Manchuria. A search for this lost text and its poignant, devastatingly simple message begins...

This is a beguiling tale of fables, stories within stories, a young man's desperate search for his father's legacy and a young woman's search for the man she loved. Covering almost a century of China's history, this haunting novel combines mystery, harsh reality and tenderness with astonishing insight.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099521327
BY (AUTHOR) Sijie, Dai, TRANSLATED BY Hunter, Adriana
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : January 07, 2010
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 160 g

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