Da Chen’s My Last Empress receives a starred Kirkus review!
Nabokov meets Dream of the Red Chamber.
“Chen (Brothers, 2006, etc.), a Chinese-born writer and now resident of New York’s Hudson Valley, has a profoundly developed feel for the sweep of history—though here, unlike in Brothers, he compresses what might have been a saga into 300 pages. His story has an epic feel all the same: Samuel Pickens, a Yankee born into wealth and privilege, falls into head-swooning love with the daughter of a New England missionary who has spent her youth in China.”
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