The Fifth Book Of Peace
The Fifth Book Of Peace
Brand: Vintage

The Fifth Book Of Peace

  • Publish Date: 2004-09-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

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A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.

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