For Mainstream, Women’s Fiction, and Chinese Children’s Book author, Mingmei Yip, life is not about dwelling on the past, it’s all about moving forward. Life is ever changing, and when you have change… you have hope. In her novels, Mingmei’s protagonists are strong, intelligent women seeking to overcome often harsh circumstances in order to conquer real-life struggles. You will find a strong romantic element in her stories as her heroines attempt to improve a life path that was not of their making. Will they move forward, conquer their enemies, and find happiness? Start with Mingmei Yip’s latest novel, The Nine Fold Heaven is a story will stay in the mind of the reader, and draw you deeper into a world that few people ever experience.
In this mesmerizing new novel, Mingmei Yip draws readers deeper into the exotic world of 1930s Shanghai first explored in Skeleton Women, and into the lives of the unforgettable Camilla, Shadow, and Rainbow Chang.
When Shadow, a gifted, ambitious magician, competed with the beautiful Camilla for the affections of organized crime leader Master Lung, she almost lost everything. Hiding out in Hong Kong, performing in a run-down circus, Shadow has no idea that Camilla, too, is on the run with her lover, Jinying–Lung’s son.
Yet while Camilla and Shadow were once enemies, now their only hope of freedom lies in joining forces to eliminate the ruthless Big Brother Wang. Despite the danger, Shadow, Camilla, and Jinying return to Shanghai. Camilla also has her own secret agenda–she has heard a rumor that her son is alive. And in a city teeming with spies and rivals–including the vengeful Rainbow Chang–each battles for a future in a country on the verge of monumental change.
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