Paper Butterfly by Diane Wei Liang audiobook

Paper Butterfly

By Diane Wei Liang
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Mei Wang Mysteries: Book 2

5.43 Hours Unabridged
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In Beijing, Mei Wang is a unique entity—the first successful female private detective. An outsider in her culture, she is independent and solitary. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet. When beloved Chinese popstar Kaili disappears, Wang must unravel a mystery filled with family secrets and the shadowy truth behind China's labor camps. Following her trail of clues, Wang takes readers on a spectacular and sensual tour of China's magnificent capital city.

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Summary

Summary

In Beijing, Mei Wang is a unique entity—the first successful female private detective. An outsider in her culture, she is independent and solitary. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet. When beloved Chinese popstar Kaili disappears, Wang must unravel a mystery filled with family secrets and the shadowy truth behind China's labor camps. Following her trail of clues, Wang takes readers on a spectacular and sensual tour of China's magnificent capital city.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brims with fascinating details about the fizz of daily life in modern Beijing.” The Seattle Times
“A deftly crafted journey into the heart of modern-day China…[A] highly accomplished novel.” Guardian (London)
“Fueled by innumerable tidbits about Chinese culture and daily life, the story is refreshingly low on Western-centric references.” Publishers Weekly
“Zeller’s smooth Mandarin Chinese pronunciation and depiction of characters—who include a disillusioned student revolutionary, a high-rolling entertainment mogul, a lovesick assistant, and a host of elderly country and city dwellers—add to the textured sense of place. Both story and narrator draw the listener straight into the contradictions of old and new China.” AudioFile
“The author, who spent her childhood in a labor camp and escaped China in 1989 after taking part in the student uprising, uses recent Chinese history as a catalyst for a haunting mystery.” Library Journal
“A solid and compelling mystery and a fully realized protagonist…A tense and compelling private-eye mystery.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Diane Wei Liang

Author Bio: Diane Wei Liang

Diane Wei Liang was born in Beijing. She spent part of her childhood with her parents in a labor camp in a remote region of China. In 1989 she took part in the Student Democracy Movement and protested in Tiananmen Square. She is a graduate of Peking University. She has a PhD in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and was a professor of business in the US and the U.K. for more than ten years. She now writes full-time and lives in London with her husband and their two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English