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By Adeline Yen Mah

ISBN-10: 0375896694

ISBN-13: 9780375896699

Bestselling chinese language American writer Adeline Yen Mah weaves her real debts of existence in China into an soaking up novel a few chinese language woman and her imaginative and prescient of a prior life.

After a fall, CC is whisked away to a health center. As she drifts out and in of recognition, she is haunted by way of brilliant goals that appear strange--yet someway common. therefore starts off CC's emotional trip again to a privileged existence lived 8 hundred years in the past in the course of the tune dynasty.

CC is the daughter of a filthy rich and influential guy, yet she reveals herself attracted to a negative orphan boy with a startling skill to catch the wonderful thing about the wildlife. because the courting among those kids deepens, the remodeling strength of artwork and romantic love comes into clash with the immovable principles of chinese language society.

This attractive delusion experience novel, encouraged through China's most renowned portray, alongside the River on the Qing Ming competition, tells the tale of a friendship either gentle and ambitious. CC's amazing trip reminds readers that notwithstanding time strikes on, paintings and love suffer.

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Er hatte es immer noch ganz deutlich vor sich. Es rief nach ihm, zog ihn an, hatte sich ihm förmlich eingeprägt... Phantom, Geist, Traum, Besessenheit... Er würde etwas unternehmen müssen. In jener Nacht schlief er nicht sonderlich gut. Das Gesicht wollte ihn nicht loslassen. Somus-Tabletten verschafften ihm nur wenig Linderung, und etwas Stärkeres wollte er nicht versuchen. Unruhig wälzte er sich auf dem gekühlten Wasserbett herum. Als er sich schließlich aufsetzte, fast eine Stunde, ehe der Wecker klingeln sollte, hatte er das Gefühl, überhaupt nicht geschlafen zu haben.

Sie ist oder war ein Modell. Ich weiß das nicht ganz genau. « »Was heißt das? « Polikartos sah ihn mit einem schiefen Grinsen an. »Dafür gibt es alle möglichen Namen, mein unvernünftiger junger Freund. Manche würden sagen, daß sie... ah... eine berufsmäßige Begleiterin ist. Andere wieder würden sie als Privateigentum irgendeines wichtigen Individuums be48 zeichnen – oder mehrerer Individuen –, die Wert darauf legen, daß Fremde nicht in ihren Angelegenheiten herumstochern. Was das betrifft, wem oder was sie genau gehört, so konnte ich das nicht genau in Erfahrung bringen.

Und dann war irgend etwas geschehen, das seine Meinung geändert hatte – etwas Ungewöhnliches. Der Schluß schien unausweichlich. Er hatte etwas herausgefunden. Er wählte die Nummer des Detektivs. Diesmal bekam er einen Anrufbeantworter an die Leitung: »Polikartos ist nicht da«, verkündete die Maschine. « Er versuchte es noch einmal und noch einige Male – jedesmal mit demselben Ergebnis. Dann ging er an das Terminal und tastete das Adreßbuch von Phoenix ein. Dort war kein Polikartos aufgeführt; also war es vielleicht ein Vorname, vielleicht sogar ein Pseudonym.

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