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The Red Thread


Adam Aitken

Nicholas Jose, a former Australian cultural attaché to China, and author of The Rose Crossing and Avenue of Eternal Peace, has now written The Red Thread: A Love Story, a novel rich in its description of contemporary Shanghai's nouveau riche art world and the wheeler-dealers of Shanghai's revitalised art market.

The novel is a palimpsest; the contemporary story echoes, mirrors and intertwines itself with a traditional Chinese story called Six Chapters of a Floating Life. The 'thread' of the title is the singular life force of…

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