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The Painter of Shanghai

(2008)
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In 1913, an orphan girl boards a steamship bound for Wuhu in South East China. Left in the hands of her soft-hearted but opium-addicted uncle she is delivered to The Hall of Eternal Splendour which, with its painted faces and troubling cries in the night, seems destined to break her spirit. And yet the girl survives and one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man resistant to the charms of the corrupt world that surrounds him but not to the innocent girl who stands before him. From the crowded rooms of a small-town brothel, heavy with the smoke of opium pipes and the breath of drunken merchants, to the Bohemian hedonism of Paris and the 1930s studios of Shanghai, Jennifer Epstein's first novel, based on a true story, is an exquisite evocation of a fascinating time and place, with a breathtaking heroine at its heart.

Genre: Historical

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December 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: The Painter of Shanghai
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-670-91677-3 / 978-0-670-91677-1 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Painter from Shanghai (Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-4104-1169-9 / 978-1-4104-1169-3 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-06528-6 / 978-0-393-06528-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 0-393-33531-3 / 978-0-393-33531-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
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ISBN: 0-14-102933-1 / 978-0-14-102933-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
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ISBN: 0-14-103565-X / 978-0-14-103565-9 (UK edition)
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Title: The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
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January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
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November 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Painter of Shanghai
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-84648-487-1 / 978-1-84648-487-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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November 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
ISBN: 1-84648-505-3 / 978-1-84648-505-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Painter of Shanghai
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
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March 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Cody Epstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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