Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai, on tour January 2012

Posted By on December 5, 2011

About All the Flowers in Shanghai

• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (December 20, 2011)

For every young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai, following the path of duty takes precedence over personal desires .

For Feng, that means becoming the bride of a wealthy businessman in a marriage arranged by her parents. In the enclosed world of the Sang household—a place of public ceremony and private cruelty—fulfilling her duty means bearing a male heir. For every young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai, following the path of duty takes precedence over personal desires.

The life that has been forced on her makes Feng bitter and resentful, and she plots a terrible revenge. But with the passing years comes a reckoning, and Feng must reconcile herself with the sacrifices and terrible choices she has made in order to assure her place in the family and society—even as the violent, relentless tide of revolution engulfs her country.

Both a sweeping historical novel and an intimate portrait of one woman’s struggle against tradition, All the Flowers in Shanghai marks the debut of a sensitive and revelatory writer.

About Duncan Jepson

Duncan Jepson is the award-winning director and producer of five feature films. He has also produced documentaries for Discovery Channel Asia and National Geographic Channel. He was the editor of the Asia-based fashion magazine West East and is a founder and managing editor of the Asia Literary Review. A lawyer by profession, he lives in Hong Kong.

Visit Duncan at his website, www.alltheflowersinshanghai.com.

Duncan’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, December 20th: Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, December 21st: The Lost Entwife

Tuesday, December 27th: Book Hooked Blog

Wednesday, December 28th: Raging Bibliomania

Thursday, December 29th: Life in the Thumb

Monday, January 2nd: Jo-Jo Loves to Read!

Tuesday, January 3rd: Broken Teepee

Wednesday, January 4th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Thursday, January 5th: BookNAround

Monday, January 9th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Tuesday, January 10th: Col Reads

Tuesday, January 17th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, January 18th: The House of the Seven Tails

Thursday, January 19th: Library of Clean Reads

Thursday, January 26th: Books Like Breathing

Monday, January 30th: The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Thursday, February 9th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

 

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One Response to “Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai, on tour January 2012”

  1. Marjorie says:

    This book was a fantastic read, I loved it.

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