Raise the Red Lantern

Raise the Red Lantern

Three Novellas

Book - 2004 | 1st Perennial ed.
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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 simple beauty. 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.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2004, c1990.
Edition: 1st Perennial ed.
ISBN: 9780060596330
0060596333
Branch Call Number: FIC SU
Characteristics: 267 pages ; 21 cm

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