Peach Blossom Pavilion by Mingmei Yip

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Peach Blossom Pavilion

The story of the Peach Blossom Pavilion starts with an elderly Chinese women telling her memoirs to her great-granddaughter. She articulates her childhood, her adolescence and her adulthood, how she was forced to become a prostitute in order to survive.
The plot is interesting; nevertheless there are some language issues that surface every now and then.  Also there are many Chinese metaphors to describe sex.  For example, metaphors are used like "letting his jade stalk enter your golden gate" and these phrases kept getting repeated.

However, I enjoyed the book and think fans of Memoirs of Geisha sure to be liked to read this book.

My Rating: 3 out of 5


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