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The People's Republic of Desire: A Novel

Authors: Wang, Annie
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000, FIC045000, FIC054000
ISBN: 9780061842900, Related ISBNs: 0061842907, 9780060782771, 9780061842900
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 464,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

An uncensored, eye-opening, and laugh-out-loud funny portrait of modern China as seen through the lives and loves of four professional women in contemporary Beijing.

Divorce, oral sex, plastic surgery. Indulging in a Starbucks coffee, admitting to the emotional repercussions of a one-night stand, giggling over watching pornography.

These once taboo subjects have become the substance of daily conversations and practices among urban women in contemporary Beijing. It seems that no one remembers what happened at Tiananmen Square in 1989.

A cross between Sex and the City and The Joy Luck Club, The People's Republic of Desire follows four sassy gals as they preen and pounce among Beijing's Westernized professional class, exultantly obsessed with brand names, celebrity, and sex.

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