The Bondmaid

The Bondmaid

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A little girl -Han is sold, aged four, as a boundmaid or slave into the House of Wu, where she grows up and falls in love with the young heir. But the idyll of childhood attachement turns into a nightmare as Han, beautiful, proud and uncompromisingly loyal, struggles against the forces of tradition and tyranny ina large household where patriarchs and matriarchs wield inexorable power, lustful male relatives watch young bondmaids to claim their rightful share of pleasure, visiting monks devise ingenious schemes to combine holy public duty with unbridled private indulgence, and gods and goddesses smile to see the humandrama unfold.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 147 x 223 x 34mm | 549g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752807501
  • 9780752807508

About Catherine Lim

Catherine Lim grew up in Malaysia but lives and works in Singapore where she lectured in Applied Linguistics before turning to writing full time. She has published seven collections of short stories (two of which have been used as GCSE texts by Cambridge University), three novels, a book of poems and hundreds of articles.show more

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369 ratings
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5 16% (58)
4 33% (122)
3 37% (136)
2 12% (46)
1 2% (7)
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