About this book
A poignant story of arranged marriage and forbidden love, set in rural China, which paints a vivid picture of a China which remains hidden to western eyes.
Lin Kong, a devoted and ambitious doctor, is in love with an educated, modern woman, Mannu Wu. But, his family chose a wife for him when he was young. Tracing these lives through their summer of decision, this work conjures the texture of daily life in a place where the demands of human longing must contend with the weight of centuries of wisdom.