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PEACH BLOSSOM PAVILION
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Yip's English-language debut is beautiful and evocative. The relationships between her characters are real and heart-wrenching. Though the West's recent fascination with the Chinese "flower houses" has led to a plethora of books along these lines, this particular one is rendered insightfully and memorably. The novel is flawed slightly by the overuse of stereotypes in its modern scenes, however.
Xiang Xiang's father
Her adventures in the Peach
Reviewed By: Victoria Frerichs
Published: June 2008