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By: Da Chen
  • Title Book: My Last Empress
  • Author : Da Chen
  • ISBN 10: 9780307381309
  • ISBN 13: 0307381307
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Category : Fiction / Historical
  • Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
  • Pages : 273

"In My Last Empress, Da Chen pushes the reader into the strangest corners of the human heart, with a style of pure creepy gorgeousness. Like a fan opening, vane by mysterious vane." Janet Fitch, New York Times bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint it Black "Da Chen's My Last Empress is an intoxicating and consistently surprising historical novel that delves into the nature of erotic passion, obsession and phantasmagoric haunting with vivid descriptive flourishes that evoke the courtly life of 19th century imperial China. Set against the backdrop of both New England and China, the narrative masterly interweaves the story of narrator Samuel Pickens going in search of his deceased beloved while stumbling upon the intrigue and mysterious machinations of the Chinese emperor, a world full of eunuchs, warlords, and concubines, replete with loyalty and betrayal. Simultaneously a timeless love story and a dazzling tale of dangerous infatuation, My Last Empress brings the reader along on a sensual and astounding journey of self-discovery and cultural revelation. A truly original novel written by one of our most inspired bicultural writers.o Ravi Shankar, Pushcart Prize winning poet and Founding Editor of Drunken Boat

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