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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.


Scent of Heaven

Translated by Andrea Lingenfelter