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The Sisters Mao

by Gavin McCrea - £9.99  Scribe Publications (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781913348939 | ISBN 10: 1913348938

‘McCrea’s portrait of Jiang Qing is a masterpiece of characterisation: at once monstrous and pitiable. The Sisters Mao is dazzlingly clever and original.’ Antonia Senior, The Times
 
A Sunday Independent Book of the Year
 
Against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution and Europe’s sexual revolution, the fates of two families in London and Beijing become unexpectedly intertwined, in this dazzling new novel from the author of Mrs Engels.
 
In London, sisters Iris and Eva plan an attack on the West End theatre where their mother is playing the title role in Miss Julie; in Beijing, Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao’s wife, rehearses a gala performance of her model ballet, which she will use to attack her enemies in the Party.
 
As the preparations for these two performances unfold, these three ‘sisters’ find themselves bound together by the passions of love, by the obsessions of power, and by the forces of history.
 
Exquisitely observed, relevant, and wise, The Sisters Mao shows us that the political is always personal.

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