The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-08-01 Pages: 218 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics A foreign bachelor living in Pekings Chinese quarter finds himself guardian to the young daughter of an Italian railway worker Through his stewardship. he catches a glimpse of. an entirely different side of life. As Kuniang grows up. his feelings for her change. and he must compete with a motley cast of characters for her attentions. These include a shadowy former mistress of Rasputin. a flamboyant American fashion designer. and an English millionaire. But when Kuniang unwittingly falls under a form of Eastern hypnosis. a terrifying vision threatens their prospects.Set against the mysterious and turbulent backdrop of Peking with its disparate inhabitants in the early twentieth century. The Maker of Heavenly Trousers is a charming. and at times tragic. story of love and family.

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A foreign bachelor living in Peking's Chinese quarter finds himself guardian to the young daughter of an Italian railway worker. Through his stewardship, he catches a glimpse of an entirely different side of life. As Kuniang grows up, his feelings for her change, and he must compete with a motley cast of characters for her attentions. These include a shadowy former mistress of Rasputin, a flamboyant American fashion designer, and an English millionaire. But when Kuniang unwittingly falls under a form of Eastern hypnosis, a terrifying vision threatens their prospects.

Set against the mysterious and turbulent backdrop of Peking with its disparate inhabitants in the early twentieth century, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers is a charming, and at times tragic, story of love and family.

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A delightful story, in which the author's fancy imparts new and whimsical aspects to familiar things and scenes (Times Literary Supplement)

There is a quality of adventure -- of escape -- and a good deal of charm and originality in the telling (Kirkus Reviews)

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