The Secrets of a Fire King
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The Secrets of a Fire King

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Young, fiery and bright, Eshlaini has her whole future ahead of her - until her father condemns her to a life of spinsterhood.

Joyce has settled into Malaysian life after thirty years as an ex-pat wife - or so she thinks, until a newcomer arrives and reveals just how little of her home she knows.

Jade Moon wants the best for her family - but, surrounded by Americans who reject her Korean traditions, she must first work out what `the best' means.

Though cultures and distances separate them, their experiences reflect our universal fears and desires. From a breathtaking island off Singapore to upstate New York and France, Kim Edwards takes in the world, compassionately and gracefully exploring the obstacles of time, place and circumstance in all of our quests for love, happiness and acceptance.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 186g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0141034572
  • 9780141034577
  • 172,860

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The Secrets of a Fire King gives eloquence to an astonishing range of discoveries and leaves the reader entranced The New York Times Book Review
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The Secrets of a Fire King gives eloquence to an astonishing range of discoveries and leaves the reader entranced * The New York Times Book Review * Beautifully focused. Edwards' tales read like the work of a wise traveller who returns home with uncommon souvenirs from other lands. * Publishers Weekly * Impeccable, a treasure. Edwards shows herself to be a fully realised writer. Edwards' brilliance is evident in the way she contstructs a story. * Chicago Tribune * Beautifully focused. Edwards' tales read like the work of a wise traveller who returns home with uncommon souvenirs from other lands. * Publishers Weekly *
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About Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards is the author of the multi-million-copy No.1 bestseller, The Memory Keeper's Daughter. She spent 5 years with her husband in Asia where they taught in Malaysia, Japan and Cambodia. During her time in Asia, she began to publish short fiction, and in 1990 her story Sky Juice won the Nelson Algren Award. Her stories and essays have since appeared in a wide range of periodicals, including Ploughshares, Zoetrope, Anteaus, Story, and The Paris Review. They have won many honors, including a National Magazine Award for Excellence in Fiction and a Pushcart Prize, as well as inclusion in The Best American Short Stories. Kim Edwards received a Whiting Writers' Award in 2002 and is currently an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky.
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1,875 ratings
3.47 out of 5 stars
5 18% (332)
4 31% (584)
3 35% (661)
2 12% (232)
1 4% (66)
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