The most brilliant of his literary contemporaries, young Mu Shiying enjoyed the jazzy exhilaration of central Shanghai. He defended the right to exercise his talent without regard to the restrictions imposed by the competing political ideologies of the 1920s and 1930s. Mu Shiying's true love was the quintessential modern urban woman, Qiu Peipei, who like Mu Shiying enjoyed Western culture and dancing. However, Qiu Peipei was in a prison of her own, created by an increasingly frightening nightmare from which there was no escape. Shanghai Scarlet is a compelling story with excellent pacing and an extraordinary conclusion, sure to have wide appeal.
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Shanghai Scarlet provides a fascinating evocation of Old Shanghai in all its luxury, degradation and terror. It is a compelling story of love, loss and adventure in the dangerous 1930s Shanghai world of conflicting political régimes and their gangsters, seeking to turn journalists and authors to their own causes. With excellent pacing and extraordinary conclusion, Shanghai Scarlet is sure to appeal to many readers.About the Author:
Born in Shanghai, Margaret Blair was interned by the Japanese during the Second World War. She has enjoyed three previous careers: in teaching, social and financial marketing and the parenting of three children (three grandchildren).
Margaret continues her interesting life as the author of Gudao, Lone Islet, The War Years in Shanghai, a childhood memoir, and Shanghai Scarlet. She lives with her husband, a retired professor, beside a river, among Mennonite farms, in Ontario, Canada.
More: www .margaretblair.com
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