Thursday Treats



21 JULY - 28 JULY — The Promise Bird + Ten Loves

Bundle Price: $35.00
(U.P. $47.20)


a novel by Zhang Yueran
translated by Jeremy Tiang

The blind woman Chun Chi has a secret. Accompanied only by her adopted son Xiao Xing and a eunuch, she lives in a crumbling house stacked with boxes of seashells. But what does she hope to gain from them? Why does she keep going out to sea? How did she lose her sight? Seeking answers, Xiao Xing goes on a quest to uncover her past, which takes him on a journey far from home and into the jungles of Java. Set in the early fifteenth century, when Ming Emperor Yongle sent fleets of Chinese ships to explore Southeast Asia, entangling the two regions, The Promise Bird flits between the frozen north Chinese winter and the blazing heat of the tropics. An uncompromising novel about devotion that borders on obsession, and a love that tips into madness.

- paperback with cover flap: 326 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 200 mm


a collection of stories by Zhang Yueran
translated by Jeremy Tiang

A bride is haunted by her dead lover on her wedding day. A medieval scholar’s act of betrayal goads his wife into murder. A fairy tale character meets his first girlfriend after a gap of many years. Alternately charming and chilling, this collection of stories from influential young Chinese writer Zhang Yueran takes a sideways look at affairs of the heart.

- paperback with cover flap: 208 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 200 x 20 mm

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