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Critical Praise

"Historical fiction acquires new luster and credibility in Min's brillant evocation of the woman who married Mao and fought to succeed him…[a] spellbinding novel."

——Publishers Weekly starred & boxed review

"Brillant. We will never imagine Madame Mao the same way again. This is historical fiction of the first order."

——Russell Banks, author of Cloudsplitter

"Nothing less than brillant."

——ALA Booklist starred & boxed review