The Bathing Women: A Novel

Editorial reviews

The Bathing Women: A Novel

Although Tie Ning is unwilling to confront directly China's social and political conflicts, her ambivalent, unhappy characters quietly expose the scars left by Communist politics.

Set amidst shifting cultural values, this is a psychologically astute portrait of four women struggling to satisfy their appetites for food, camaraderie, family, community, sex, and love.