Butterfly, a novel by Julie O'Yang ~ Now available in all eBook formats, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, eBookPie. >>>
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In 1940's, during the Second World War, they met each other on the bending shore of the magic, eternal river Yangtze. She fell in love with the much younger stranger. However, he couldn’t love her back, and she couldn’t love him if she would have known why he had hunted her down all over China to tell her a dark secret…
BUTTERFLY is a haunting love story a la Romeo and Juliet of the Orient. A love that cannot be but a love that will grow old during the most devastating war in history.
A shamelessly original work of art that you can read legally outside China
"The book is not just a love story with darker shades but also is a treatise on the futility and brutality of wars between nations and a critique on the idea of nation state. Historically insightful with political undertones, the novel has fully fleshed out multi-layered and credible characters. Written beautifully and structured intelligently, you get hooked to the story right from the first page. The denouement is also equally fascinating."
￭ Abdullah Khan, read full review.
A tour de force. ￭ Leanne Delehanty, author and visual artist.
A book that reminds you of the joy of discovering a treasure, and wondering why there aren't a few hundred-thousand more who have already found it before you.
￭ Unlikely stories.
History is written only once, so is Butterfly by Julie O'Yang.
￭ Young Chronicle
A book that has all the essential ingredients that makes a bestseller. There never seems to be a damp moment with the right choice of words.
￭ Creative Ecstasy
Attempting to inscribe some of the different calls of history—some of the cries of stories forgotten. Sometimes, difficult tales, tales that resist being told—Nanking amongst them. And in her tale, surrounded by inhumanity that is war, Julie O’Yang opens the dossier of the most human of all notions: love. By asking the difficult question of ‘amidst all of this madness, what is love?’
￭ Jeremy Fernando wrote in Singapore Review of Books [Read full article]
It is dangerous and queer desire, the love of the wrong, and the forbidden connection between creatures that should never have met – in O’Yang’s book a fish-woman and a Japanese soldier. All of this, mind, taking place in the fraught background of World War Two Nanking, a place that has provided some rich literary pickings for Chinese writers
￭ Walter Mason, award-winning author [Read full article]