The Binding Chair

The Binding Chair : Or, a Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society

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In poised and elegant prose, Kathryn Harrison weaves a stunning story of women, travel, and flight; of love, revenge, and fear; of the search for home and the need to escape it. Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century, The Binding Chair intertwines the destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 28mm | 339.99g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Perennial.
  • 0060934425
  • 9780060934422
  • 618,421

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"A resonant, elaborately constructed novel, rich in incident, bustlingly peopled, often surprisingly funny--Claire Messud, "New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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5 18% (261)
4 34% (511)
3 32% (478)
2 11% (170)
1 5% (70)
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