This Sunday’s New York Times Book Review featured Francine Prose’s glowing review of Wang Anyi’s The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai.
In the review Prose writes, “Wang Anyi’s complex and penetrating portrayal of her heroine … best displays her gifts as a novelist. Michael Berry and Susan Chan Egan’s graceful translation … helps us understand why Wang Anyi is one of the most critically acclaimed writers in the Chinese-speaking world.”
Read an excerpt from The Song of Everlasting Sorrow. (pdf)
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow has also been selected as one of the titles for Reading the World 2008.