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Red Poppies

(2002)
An Epic Saga of Old Tibet
A novel by

 
A lively and cinematic twentieth-century epic, Red Poppies focuses on the extravagant and brutal reign of a clan of Tibetan warlords during the rise of Chinese Communism. The story is wryly narrated by the chieftain's son, a self-professed "idiot" who reveals the bloody feuds, seductions, secrets, and scheming behind his family's struggles for power. When the chieftain agrees to grow opium poppies with seeds supplied by the Chinese Nationalists in exchange for modern weapons, he draws Tibet into the opium trade -- and unwittingly plants the seeds for a downfall. A "swashbuckling novel" (New York Times Book Review), Red Poppies is at once a political parable and a moving elegy to the lost kingdom of Tibet in all its cruelty, beauty, and romance.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 1-4177-1725-4 / 978-1-4177-1725-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 0-413-77182-2 / 978-0-413-77182-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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February 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 0-618-11964-7 / 978-0-618-11964-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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Paperback Editions

August 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Red Poppies: An Epic Saga of Old Tibet
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 0-413-77183-0 / 978-0-413-77183-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 0-618-34069-6 / 978-0-618-34069-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Red Poppies : An Epic Saga of Old Tibet
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 0-14-302849-9 / 978-0-14-302849-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

July 2002 : USA Audio edition
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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March 2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 1-56511-527-9 / 978-1-56511-527-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
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November 2001 : USA Audio CD
Title: Red Poppies
Author(s): Alai
ISBN: 1-56511-528-7 / 978-1-56511-528-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Kindle Editions

May 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet
Author(s): Alai
Publisher: Mariner Books
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