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By Sijie Dai

A tender lady hears the story of a sacred textual content, written in an historical language and inscribed on silk fabric many centuries in the past. Puyi, the final emperor and proprietor of the relic, allegedly tore the silk in items along with his tooth and threw it from a aircraft whilst he used to be taken by way of the japanese to Manchuria. A look for this misplaced textual content and its poignant, devastatingly basic message begins...This is a beguiling story of fables, tales inside tales, a tender man's determined look for his father's legacy and a tender woman's look for the guy she enjoyed. protecting nearly a century of China's historical past, this haunting novel combines secret, harsh fact and tenderness with brilliant perception.

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