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    Synopsis
    Set in China in the late 1800's, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and Giacomo Scimenti, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion. When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of the Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo. Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian's dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. It is in Nushu, the women's secret writing, that she chronicles her life life and her hopes for the future. Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny. But her quest freedom comes at a costly price: The life of someone close to her, lost in a raging typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.

    Product Identifiers
    ISBN-10 168162088X
    ISBN-13 9781681620886

    Key Details
    Author Nina Romano
    Number Of Pages 272 pages
    Series Wayfarer Trilogy
    Format Hardcover
    Publication Date 2015-09-29
    Language English
    Publisher Turner Publishing Company

    Additional Details
    Series Volume Number 1

    Dimensions
    Width 6 In.
    Length 9 In.

    Classification Method
    Dewey Decimal 813/.6
    Dewey Edition 23

    Reviews
    "Rich with history, The Secret Language of Women offers a beautiful and harrowing landscape of love found, lost, and hunted for - at all costs and with dire consequences. Like the bound feet, so idealized in her novel, Romano's characters are broken and reformed into both the beautiful and the grotesque. Haunting." --Barbara Wood, New York Times bestselling author
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