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    DescriptionPraise for Qiu Xiaolong: "A sequel [to "Death of a Red Heroine"] that in many ways is even more impressive. . . . [Qiu] has moved from the poetic, exotic milieu of his first book (although plenty of elements remain) into a tougher, wider, probably more commercial and modern version of China as seen by America."--"Chicago Tribune" "Another wonderful novel featuring Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau . . . [for] Sinophiles like myself, who fantasize about taking an insider's tour of Shanghai."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "Fresh Air" "The travelogue aspects of the novel don't overwhelm it's critical intelligence. As in all hard-boiled [mysteries], the murder and mayhem provide a cover story for a larger investigation of social mysteries."--"Chicago Sun-Times" Inspector Chen's mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai's beauteous Bund Park. But his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man, and also a loyal Party member. Qiu Xiaolong, a prize-winning poet and critic in China, now teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife and daughter.


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    Title
    A Loyal Character Dancer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Qiu Xiaolong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781569473412
    ISBN 10: 1569473412
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    DC21: 813.6
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    DC22: 813/.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PS3553.H53
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    LC classification: PS3553.H537 L69 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FF
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Soho Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Soho Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Another wonderful novel featuring Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau... [for] Sinophiles like myself, who fantasize about taking an insider's tour of Shanghai."