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Critical Praise

"Nothing less than brillant."

——ALA Booklist starred & boxed review

"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