“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

天香 (lit. Scent of Heaven)

Novel by Wang Anyi.

Wang Anyi's latest novel is set in the Ming dynasty, and tells the story of the women of a wealthy family as they gradually band together, using their skills at embroidery to assert authority within the family, and to ultimately change the cultural landscape of their native Shanghai.

Translations:

Scent of Heaven

Translated by Andrea Lingenfelter