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The Resource French Concession

French Concession

Label
French Concession
Title
French Concession
Statement of responsibility
Xiao Bai ; translated from the Chinese by Chenxin Jiang
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boat from Hong Kong arrives in Shanghai harbor, carrying an important official in the Nationalist Party and his striking wife, Leng. Amid the raucous sound of firecrackers, gunshots ring out: an assassin has shot the official and then himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos.Hsueh, a Franco-Chinese photographer aboard the same boat, has become captivated by Leng's beauty and unconcealed misery. Now she is missing. But Hsueh is plagued by a mystery closer to home: he suspects his White Russian lover, Therese, is unfaithful. Why else would she have disappeared so often on their recent vacation? When he's arrested for mysterious reasons in the French Concession and forced to become a police collaborator, he realizes that in the seamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is who they appear to be.Coerced into spying for the authorities, Hsueh discovers that Therese is secretly an arms dealer, supplying Shanghai's gangs with weapons. His investigation of Therese eventually leads him back to Leng, a loyal revolutionary with ties to a menacing new gang led by a charismatic Communist whose acts of violence and terrorism threaten the entire country.His aptitude for espionage draws Hsueh into a dark underworld of mobsters, smugglers, anarchists, and assassins. Torn between Therese and Leng, he vows to protect them both. As the web of intrigue tightens around him, Hsueh must play a dangerous game, hoping to stay alive
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Summary
When the wife of an important official in the Nationalist Party disappears after a shooting in Hong Kong, Hseuh, a Franco-Chinese reporter, plagued by this mystery as well as one involving his Russian lover, is drawn into a dark underworld of mobsters, smugglers, anarchists and assassins
Storyline
Tone
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10433119
Cataloging source
BT
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1969-
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Bai, Xiao
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Jiang, Chenxin
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
French Concession
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_128354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062313560
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
French Concession
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_128354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062313560
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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