Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang audiobook

Lust, Caution: The Story, the Screenplay, and the Making of the Film

By Eileen Chang
Translated by Julia Lovell
Read by Jodi Long

Random House Audio
1.58 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739357835

A major motion picture (2007) from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Brokeback Mountain): an intensely passionate story of love and espionage, set in Shanghai during World War II. In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. As these two move deftly between Shanghai’s tea parties and secret interrogations, they become embroiled in the complicated politics of wartime—and in a mutual attraction that may be more than what they expected. Written in lush, lavish prose, and with the tension of a political thriller, Lust, Caution brings 1940s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns the erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.

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Summary

A major motion picture (2007) from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Brokeback Mountain): an intensely passionate story of love and espionage, set in Shanghai during World War II. In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. As these two move deftly between Shanghai’s tea parties and secret interrogations, they become embroiled in the complicated politics of wartime—and in a mutual attraction that may be more than what they expected. Written in lush, lavish prose, and with the tension of a political thriller, Lust, Caution brings 1940s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns the erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer. New York Times Book Review “Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future.
“A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer.” New York Times Book Review
“A master of the short story…Chang’s world is a stark and mysterious place where people strive to find their way in love but often fail under the pressures of family, tradition, and reputation.” New Yorker
“Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future.” Los Angeles Times
“Chang has strong and sensuous power of description…Her stories could hardly be more eloquent.” New York Review of Books

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Author Bio: Eileen Chang

Author Bio: Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang (1920–1995), who lived in the United States after fleeing Communist China in 1956, was a prominent fiction writer, essayist, and public intellectual. She is the author of The Rice-Sprout Song: A Novel of Modern China and The Rouge of the North, among other works.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 1.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English