Pavilion of Women

A Novel of Life in the Women's Quarters
eAudio - unabridged
(15.25 hours)
Product Number: OB32369
Released: 01 Oct, 2010
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781608147588
Narrator(s): Adam Verner
Publisher: Oasis Audio
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Description

On her fortieth birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after twenty-four years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, one of the oldest and most revered in China, is thrown into an uproar by her decision, but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed. Elegant and detached, Madame Wu orchestrates this change as she manages everything in the extended household of more than sixty relatives and servants. Alone in her own quarters, she relishes her freedom and reads books she has never been allowed to touch. When her son begins English lessons, she listens, and is soon learning from the "foreigner," a free-thinking priest named Brother Andre, who will change her life. Pavilion of Women is a thought-provoking combination of Old China, unorthodox Christianity, and liberation, written by Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel Prize winner born and raised in China. Few stories raise so many questions about the nature and roles of men and women, about self-discipline and happiness. At the center is the amazing Madame Wu -brilliant, beautiful, full of contradictions and authority.

Author(s): Pearl S. Buck
Imprint: Oasis Audio
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2010

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Author(s): Pearl S. Buck
Product Number WEB147321
Released: 21 Aug, 2012
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453263501

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