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Petals From The Sky

Petals From The Sky

图书分类: 文学
作者英文名: Mingmei Yip
ISBN: 9780758241818 商品编号: 075824181
出版日期: 2010-03-01 上架时间: 2016-08-29
出版社: Kensington 季度推荐:
关键词: 小说
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内容简介

From the acclaimed author of Peach Blossom Pavilion comes a lush and lyrical novel of East and West--and of one young woman's search for her heart's true calling. . .

When twenty-year-old Meng Ning declares that she wants to be a Buddhist nun, her mother is aghast. In her eyes, a nun's life means only deprivation--"no freedom, no love, no meat." But to Meng Ning, it means the chance to control her own destiny, and to live in an oasis of music, art, and poetry far from her parents' unhappy union. 

With an enigmatic nun known as Yi Kong, "Depending on Emptiness," as her mentor, Meng Ning spends the next ten years studying abroad, disdaining men, and preparing to enter the nunnery. Then, a fire breaks out at her Buddhist retreat, and Meng Ning is carried to safety by Michael Fuller, a young American doctor. The unprecedented physical contact stirs her curiosity. And as their tentative friendship grows intimate, Meng Ning realizes she must choose between the sensual and the spiritual life.

From the austere beauty of China's Buddhist temples to the whirlwind of Manhattan's social elite, and the brilliant bustle of Paris and Hong Kong, here is a novel of joy and heartbreak--and of the surprising paths that lead us where we most need to be.

作者简介

Mingmei Yip grew up in Hong Kong, studied in Paris and now lives in New York City.

Mingmei is a highly regarded novelist whose work has been translated into nine languages and published in eleven countries. Her most recent novel (her 7th) is The Witch's Market (Kensington Books), which recently received a glowing review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review: "Yip's lush, evocative novel....combines legend, mythology and Gothic elements into a magical coming-of-age tale"

Her 6th novel is Secret of a Thousand Beauties (Kensington Books), the story of a young woman forced into a 'marriage' with a dead man. She escapes and finds a home with a former imperial embroiderer who teaches her this art. Her students are to remain celibate, a requirement that forces them to keep their romantic life secret.