The Binding Chair, Or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society

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

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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 future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 19mm | 249g
  • New York, NY, Australia
  • English
  • Perennial
  • 0060934425
  • 9780060934422
  • 807,080

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"A resonant, elaborately constructed novel, rich in incident, bustlingly peopled, often surprisingly funny--Claire Messud, "New York Times Book Review
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About Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her first novel, Thicker Than Water, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991. Her second novel, Exposure, was also a New York Times Notable Book, and a national bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband, the writer Colin Harrison.
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1,796 ratings
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2 12% (211)
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