The Painter from Shanghai (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393335316, 432pp.
Publication Date: April 6, 2009
"A historical novel on a grand scale…a dark love story, a triumphant tale of survival." —Maureen Howard
Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River, through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of 1920s Paris, and back to a China teetering on the brink of revolution: this is the epic story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented—and provocative—Chinese artists of the twentieth century.
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Praise For The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel…
A sparkling debut…lush!
Engrossing…Epstein’s spotless pace, vivid characterization and often-breathtaking descriptions elevate the novel above any initial similarities with Memoirs of a Geisha to become its own distinctive canvas.
Epstein’s harrowing—and historically accurate—details show that through darkness comes greatness.
Convincing historic detail is woven throughout…Captivating to the last line.