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Rabbit in the Moon

by Deborah Shlian

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San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set poised to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying wish that Lili 'return home, ' Lili reluctantly sets out for China.For Lili, a passionate idealist, this will be an extraordinary trip filled with remarkable discoveries - from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago. But Dr. Cheng has made the most remarkable discovery of all: he's discovered the secret to long life.As Dr. Cheng's only relative, Lili's life is in jeopardy. As greedy and unscrupulous men vie for control of the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, Lili Quan could become a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game.Before Lili can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.… (more)
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A book that is historical,filled with suspense, politics and the results of the infamous uprising in China and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. I know I should be reviewing this book in itself, but as a bystander, so to speak, I would like to include the following: I worked at the University of British Columbia in the 1980s, and a contingent of some of the professors I worked with had just left for China. They arrived in their hotel just as the massacre began. It was terrible and they were trapped and witnesses to the event. I will never forget the fear of maybe never getting my professors out of China safely. One in particular in the group had never been to China before. This uprising cast itself upon many unwary people who found themselves in the same situation from many countries. I am sure as if I were there that this book would include the terror, fear and death I remember seeing on TV and knowing that our university was frantically trying to bring back our professors. I will rewrite this review when I can reread the book.
  readerbynight | Nov 14, 2019 |
Wasn't crazy bad, having some insight into the student revolutions in the late '80's, but overall not very engaging. I was often wondering if San Francisco was so racist and ugly toward the Chinese community (where all of Lili's angst came from). ( )
  Elpaca | May 1, 2013 |
I'm not a fan of thrillers and this book reminded me why. That said, it did mix the political landscape of China in 1989 with the plot in a way that didn't seem forced or false. ( )
  VikkiLaw | Apr 4, 2013 |
Met the authors at a book signing- although this is a fast-aced thriller, I found the historical aspects of the student uprising in China in 1989 the most interesting aspect. Definitely recommend for those who like learning a little history while reading a good story. Perfect ending ( )
  suematch | May 12, 2009 |
Just a great read. Fun, adventurous, suspense-filled novel. The reader gets the added bonus of an extremely well-researched novel set in China. One really gets a feel for China and its customs. Would have been a terrific book club read. ( )
  lknea | Feb 3, 2009 |
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San Francisco, 1989: Forty years after Mao and his People's Liberation Army set poised to change China forever, Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying wish that Lili 'return home, ' Lili reluctantly sets out for China.For Lili, a passionate idealist, this will be an extraordinary trip filled with remarkable discoveries - from meeting and falling in love with Chi-Wen Zhou, a victim of the Cutural Revolution and zealous Taoist, to finding Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago. But Dr. Cheng has made the most remarkable discovery of all: he's discovered the secret to long life.As Dr. Cheng's only relative, Lili's life is in jeopardy. As greedy and unscrupulous men vie for control of the most earth-shattering discovery of the century, Lili Quan could become a pawn in a deadly and dangerous international game.Before Lili can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the deadly secrets of the past.

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2 editions of this book were published by Oceanview Publishing.

Editions: 1933515147, 1933515392

 

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