Outraged heroines of The Butterfly Dynasty series, Katy and Clara Yehonala, confront author Robert Barclay over the death of Simon. “It’s a poorly executed and deceitful strategy to sell more books at our expense.”
“How come I’m the one who got a psychopath for an author, Robert? Didn’t you ever read Jane Austen’s stuff? Women have a great time in her stories.”
FROM ‘CONCUBINE TO COMMANDO’ – NEW GENERATION OF EMPOWERED CHINESE WOMEN FIGHT CENTURIES OLD TRADITIONS
Chinese women have always been feminists, from the misunderstood Dowager Empress Cixi Yehonala to the fabulous Soong sisters, to the incredible Chinese women today conquering the sporting, musical, literary and entrepreneurial arenas, even space exploration.
A Victorian author has given a voice to powerful Asian women, telling stories that need to be told, using exquisite writing that brings alive every sense for the reader.
Who is the young village girl, Chavy, trafficked for sex, why are Cambodia’s political corruption and human trafficking trade so dangerous to foreign nationals and what are the father complexes she and her daughter both share?
These are stories with universal importance: “strong, vulnerable women fighting personal and society’s battles, child trafficking, the rise of China, women’s ascendancy, environmental destruction, misplaced values.
Cixi ruled more than a quarter of the world’s population for fifty years, through tumultuous times. She lived a life surrounded by myths, intrigue, betrayal, murder, love, and survival.