""A unique and enthralling style. . .flawless." --Baltimore Books Examiner
this mesmerizing new novel, Mingmei Yip draws readers deeper into the
exotic world of 1930s Shanghai first explored in Skeleton Women, and
into the lives of the unforgettable Camilla, Shadow, and Rainbow Chang.
Shadow, a gifted, ambitious magician, competed with the beautiful
Camilla for the affections of organized crime leader Master Lung, she
almost lost everything. Hiding out in Hong Kong, performing in a
run-down circus, Shadow has no idea that Camilla, too, is on the run
with her lover, Jinying--Lung's son.
Yet while Camilla and
Shadow were once enemies, now their only hope of freedom lies in
joining forces to eliminate the ruthless Big Brother Wang. Despite the
danger, Shadow, Camilla, and Jinying return to Shanghai. Camilla also
has her own secret agenda--she has heard a rumor that her son is alive.
And in a city teeming with spies and rivals--including the vengeful
Rainbow Chang--each battles for a future in a country on the verge of