Rave Reviews for Woman from Shanghai

The critics are wild about Woman from Shanghai! In The New York Times, Howard French calls the book “[an] utterly convincing portrait of a society driven far off the rails….Woman From Shanghai represents a remarkable contribution to a growing literature based on personal histories.” The Washington Post describes the tales as “intense and heartbreaking” and the San Francisco Chronicle adds, “told in stark, spare yet deeply compelling prose, infused with unsentimental compassion, Woman From Shanghai stands out amid the voluminous literature and testimonies about the persecution in Mao’s labor camps. It exposes torture and dehumanization, but is also a powerful rumination on hope, love and humanity.”