Australia: Penguin Group Australia, 2018. First paperback edition by Penguin Group (Australia). First Printing. Paperback. NEW. 11 x 18 cm. 96 pp. Item #10667
Part of the Penguin China Specials series. Translated from the original Chinese by Jane Weizhen Pan and Martin Merz.
China, early 1950s: Two friends find themselves on their way to a re-education camp for those not adhering to the standards of the new order – working girls, madams, misfits.
Who would have anticipated that Petulia, stripped of her silk gowns, would be forced to denounce the Red Delight Pavilion? Or believed that Autumn Grace would cry in desperation as nuns shave off her locks? After years working side-by-side, their sudden goodbye was the first sign of a changing society. Still, the scent of rouge filling their memories keeps them close, despite the twists and turns that life throws at them. Until one day, the promise of love and stability becomes a temptation neither can deny. .