The House of WivesBook - 2016
Two women compete for the affections of their opium merchant husband in a tale of friendship, fortune, and rivalry in colonial Hong Kong. In 1862, a young Jew from Calcutta leaves his dutiful wife Semah and sets sail for Hong Kong to make his fortune in the opium trade and eventually falling in love with his Chinese business partner's daughter Pearl, a delicate beauty twenty years his junior. As a wedding present, he builds for her the most magnificent mansion in Hong Kong. Then Semah arrives unannounced to take her place as mistress of the house - and life will change irrevocably for all of them.
Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 304 pages ;,23 cm.