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Foreign Devil

A Novel by Wang Ping

Utterly compelling, Foreign Devil tells the story of Ni Bing, whose desire for a free life earns her the Joyourself disparagement of family and friends. Amid the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution and the kafakesque rules of contemporary China, she dreams of attending college and moving to America. Trapped in a web of gossip and innuendo, betrayed by her married lover, threated by the local police, and thwarted by the haunting past, Ni Bing finds more than just a way out. By losing her MaturesCam innocence, she finds herself—and uncovers the intricate secrets of her parents. A powerful, engrossing tale of a woman who learns faith and love through fear, loss, and despair, Foreign Devil reveals a captivating and richly evocative portrait of Chinese life.