The Red Thread

The Red Thread

A Chinese Tale of Love and Fate in 1830s Singapore

Book - 2007
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Like Chinese silk, The Red Thread is, by turns, gentle and strong, exploring a love that breaks through the divide of race and culture, a love that is both deeply physical and a marriage of souls.Set against the backdrop of 1830s Singapore where piracy, crime, triads and tigers are commonplace, this cultural romance follows the struggle of two lovers: Zhen, once the lowliest of Chinese coolies and triad members, later chosen to marry into a family of rich Chinese merchants; and Charlotte, an 18-year-old Scots girl and sister of Singapore's colonial Head of Police.Two cultures bound together by the invisible threads of fate yet separated by cultural diversity. This historical romance is full of passion and intrigue.
Publisher: Singapore : Monsoon Books, 2007
ISBN: 9789810575670
Branch Call Number: 813.0000
Characteristics: 328 p. : ill. ; 20 cm


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