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The incarnations

Author: Susan Barker
Publisher: New York, NY : Touchstone, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Touchstone hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"'Who are you?' you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of you." So begins the first letter that falls into Wang's lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi. The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang's previous lives -- from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride, to being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Barker
ISBN: 9781501106781 1501106783
OCLC Number: 894936826
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2014 by Doubleday."
Description: viii, 371 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The first letter --
Wang Jun --
The second letter --
Estrangements --
The third letter --
Night coming --
Year of the rat --
The wedding photo --
The alley --
Mindsickness --
The watcher --
The fourth letter --
Arise, slaves, arise --
The birthday gift --
Sleeping pills --
The torch --
The fifth letter --
Sixteen concubines --
Retaliation --
Yida --
The sixth letter --
Sirens --
Ah Qin and the sea --
Bruises --
Liars --
Train station --
The fire --
The anti-capitalist school for revolutionary girls --
Rebirth --
The wake.
Responsibility: Susan Barker.

Abstract:

"'Who are you?' you must be wondering. I am your soulmate, your old friend, and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of you." So begins the first letter that falls into Wang's lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi. The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang's previous lives -- from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride, to being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan, to living as a fisherman during the Opium Wars, and being a teenager on the Red Guard during the cultural revolution -- bound to his mysterious "soulmate," spanning one thousand years of betrayal and intrigue. As the letters continue to appear seemingly out of thin air, Wang becomes convinced that someone is watching him -- someone who claims to have known him for over one thousand years. And with each letter, Wang feels the watcher growing closer and closer.

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