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The Moon Opera

(2007)
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The debut novel of one of China's rising young literary talents - a gem of a book that takes a piercing look into the world of Chinese opera and its female stars

In a fit of diva jealousy, Xiao Yanqiu, star of Moon Opera, disfigures her understudy with boiling water. Spurned by the troupe, she turns to teaching.
Twenty years later, a rich cigarette-factory boss offers to underwrite a restaging of the cursed opera, but only on the condition that Xiao Yanqiu return to the role of Chang'e. So she does, this time believing she has fully become the immortal moon goddess.
Set against the drama, intrigue, jealousy, retribution, and redemption of backstage Peking opera, Moon Opera is a stunning portrait of women in a world that simultaneously reveres and restricts them. Bi Feiyu, one of China's young literary stars, re-creates all the temptations and triumphs of the stage the world over in this gem of a novel.

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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Moon Opera
Author(s): Bi Feiyu
ISBN: 0-15-101294-6 / 978-0-15-101294-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: The Moon Opera
Author(s): Feiyu Bi/ Goldblatt Howard (TRN)/ Lin Sylvia Li-Chun (TRN)
ISBN: 0-547-24982-9 / 978-0-547-24982-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Moon Opera
Author(s): Bi Feiyu
ISBN: 1-84659-022-1 / 978-1-84659-022-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Moon Opera
Author(s): Bi Feiyu
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA