powerful and brilliantly conceived Booklist, ALA, Starred
[an] absolutely addictive book, a marvel of perfectly executed narrative The Baltimore Sun
An exotic tale filled with historical insight, richly transporting in its details, and compelling to the end.
O, The Oprah Magazine
fascinating reading The San Francisco Chronicle
While the historical research impresses, Min's prose brings immediacy to the period. (Critic's Choice) People Magazine
nervously riveting and oddly beautiful. The reader...can end up gasping for breath.
The Star Tribune
renders a beautiful description of a world where ritual is elaborately detailed The Denver Post
keeps you riveted with heart-wrenching scenes of desperate failure and a sensuality that rises off its heated pages.
a stirring, exotic novel that is a treat for the senses and intellect alike.
Los Angeles Times
Readers who appreciate well-crafted fiction will know to applaud Min's talent and exceptional work.