About the Book: The Yellow Emperors Cure Lisbon, 1898: Antonio Maria, surgeon and notorious playboy, returns home after a long absence to learn that his beloved father has syphilis, the scourge of both rich and poor. Determined to find a cure, Antonio sets sail for Peking, to study under the renowned Dr Xu. But the Chinese master does not intend to give away his knowledge easily, insisting that Antonio spend four full seasons in the Summer Palace. While learning the Chinese secrets of the human body, Antonio falls in love with Xus assistant, the exclusive Fumi. The threat of the Boxer rebellion hangs over Peking, and Antonio and Fumi must decide whether to flee together or remain in China, testing the limits of their love and faith in the human power to cure the dreaded pox.
The Yellow Emperor's Cure
Pan Macmillan U.K Publishing
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Kunal Basu was born in Calcutta and has travelled widely. He teaches at Oxford University and is married with one daughter. Author of three acclaimed novels - The Opium Clerk, The Miniaturist, and Racists - he has acted in films and on stage, written poetry and screenplays. The Japanese Wife has been made into a film by India's celebrated director Aparna Sen. For more information, log on to www.kunalbasu.com