The Resource Quin's Shanghai circus, Edward Whittemore, (ebook)

Quin's Shanghai circus, Edward Whittemore, (ebook)

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Quin's Shanghai circus
Title
Quin's Shanghai circus
Statement of responsibility
Edward Whittemore
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Edward Whittemore's masterful and surreal alternate history, a man's search for answers about his vanished parents propels him on an odyssey from the present into the past, from a bar in the Bronx to Tokyo and Shanghai during the Second World War Quin, born in China and raised in the Bronx, is orphaned in the closing days of the Second World War when his parents go missing and are presumed dead in Shanghai. Years later, in a Bronx bar, Quin encounters a stranger who hints that he can uncover the secrets of his past by accompanying Big Gobi, an adult orphan too simpleminded to travel alone, on a journey to meet his guardian in Tokyo. Quin arrives in Japan determined to uncover the truth about his parents' past, but his search soon raises more questions than answers. What are the connections between a Russian anarchist, a one-eyed baron who is head of the Japanese secret service known as the Kempeitai, and the atrocities committed during the rape of Nanking? And what does any of it have to do with Quin's parents? Part espionage novel and part surreal fantasy, Quin's Shanghai Circus, the first novel by Edward Whittemore, is a remarkable and audacious literary feat. Alive with a fascinating cast of characters and equally enthralling turns of events, former CIA officer Whittemore offers readers a mesmerizing glimpse at a secret history of the twentieth century
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Midwest
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Whittemore, Edward
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Orphans
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Shanghai (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
Quin's Shanghai circus, Edward Whittemore, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480433885
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549529
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remote
Stock number
11549529
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MWT11549529
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Quin's Shanghai circus, Edward Whittemore, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480433885
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549529
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11549529
System control number
MWT11549529
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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