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She who became the sun

Summary

Summary: "Mulan meets The Song of Achilles in Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became the Sun, a bold, queer, and lyrical reimagining of the rise of the founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty from an amazing new voice in literary fantasy. To possess the Mandate of Heaven, the female monk Zhu will do anything "I refuse to be nothing..." In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness... In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family's eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family's clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected. When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate. After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250621795
  • ISBN: 1250621801
  • ISBN: 9781250621801
  • Physical Description: 414 pages : map ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note: A Tom Doherty Associates book.
Subject: China History Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 Fiction
Monks Fiction
China History Fiction
Fate and fatalism Fiction
Sex role Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Famines Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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