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Li refuses to submit to her fate, outwitting her fathers orders to bind her feet and escaping the silk farm with an english sea captain. The concubine daughter a novel pai kit fai books the concubine daught. Drawing on years of immersion in traditional chinese culture, medicine, and martial arts, pai kit fai, who worked as a merchant marine, a writer, and a creative director for an advertising agency before marrying into one of hong kongs founding e. Fai, does a great job setting up this intricate scene and maintains it throughout the entire story. Sep 29, 2009 the concubines daughter by pai kit fai, 9780312355210, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Pai kit fai author of the concubines daughter goodreads.
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