Empress: A Novel by SHAN SA

Empress: A Novel


Paperback | September 15, 2009

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Now available with P.S., Empress is the hugely popular historical novel of one of <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">China’s most controversial historical figures: its first female emperor, Empress Wu, who emerged in the Tang Dynasty and ushered in a golden age. Writing with epic assurance, poetry, and vivid historic detail, Shan Sa, author of Alexander and Alestria, plumbs the psychological and philosophical depths of what it means to be a striving mortal in a tumultuous, power-hungry world.

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Shan Sa was born in Beijing and had her first poems, essays, and stories published at the age of eight. In 2001 her novelThe Girl Who Played Gowon the Goncourt Prize. The author ofEmpress, she is also a celebrated artist who has had prominent exhibitions in Paris and New York.



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Title:Empress: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061829609

ISBN - 13:9780061829604

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“Brilliant . . . illuminates the life and times of one of the ancient world’s most powerful, capable, and overlooked women.”