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Now a major motion picture from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain): an intensely passionate story of love and espionage, set in Shanghai during World War II.

In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. As these two move deftly between Shanghai’s tea parties and secret interrogations, they become embroiled in the complicated politics of wartime — and in a mutual attraction that may be more than what they expected. Written in lush, lavish prose, and with the tension of a political thriller, Lust, Caution brings 1940s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns the erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.


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Published: Random House Publishing Group on Dec 10, 2008
ISBN: 9780307487797
List price: $8.99
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this very short book, almost a long chapter, holds a world of tension.When the story took me to the the point where everything would turn one way or the other for these 2 people, I went out and rented the DVD. I was on a fence between choosing which medium to experience the ending. I Chose the book, and it was all good. (The movie was also excellent. )This is a literate spellbinding story of deception and second guessing. Can't wait to read Love in a Fallen City this year.read more
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this very short book, almost a long chapter, holds a world of tension.When the story took me to the the point where everything would turn one way or the other for these 2 people, I went out and rented the DVD. I was on a fence between choosing which medium to experience the ending. I Chose the book, and it was all good. (The movie was also excellent. )This is a literate spellbinding story of deception and second guessing. Can't wait to read Love in a Fallen City this year.
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