Peking Story

Paperback $15.95

Jul 31, 2003 | 208 Pages

Ebook $14.00

Apr 27, 2011 | 208 Pages

  • Paperback $15.95

    Jul 31, 2003 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $14.00

    Apr 27, 2011 | 208 Pages

Praise

Kidd’s pieces have been a double illumination. Their intimate domestic lanterns shed light on the dark side of the moon and, exotic and informational interest aside, glow in their own skins, as art. They are simple, graceful, comic, mournful miniatures of an ominous catastrophe, the unprecedently swift death of a uniquely ancient civilization.
— John Updike

In the reader’s eye, Kidd’s story wavers between fact and fiction. It seems too good to be true, like the perfectly woven family sagas common to the great Chinese novels and Victorian fiction. But the climax, the unwritten final chapter of Peking Story, is firmly written in fact: the crumbling of an empire 4000 years old. To achieve this effect in less than 200 pages is astounding.
— Alberto Manguel

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