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eBook The Red Thread ePub

by Nicholas Jose

  • ISBN: 0811836908
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Nicholas Jose
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st Edition edition (August 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1514 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1566 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 604

Description

Born Robert Nicholas Jose in London, England, to Australian parents, Nicholas Jose grew up mostly in Adelaide, South . 2003 shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year, Non-fiction - Black Sheep. The Red Thread (2000). Original Face ( 2005). Short story collections.

Born Robert Nicholas Jose in London, England, to Australian parents, Nicholas Jose grew up mostly in Adelaide, South Australia. He was educated at the Australian National University and Oxford University. He has traveled extensively, particularly in China, where he worked from 1986 to 1990.

An old-fashioned romance set in a bustling world of art dealers and artists, an exotic spirtual angle to the story breathes new life into this oldest of the literary novel's genres.

A seductive literary love story set in contemporary Shanghai, The Red Thread intertwines the lives of two pairs of lovers across the centuries. Shen, a young, American-educated appraiser in a Shanghai auction house, is captivated by Ruth, a self-possessed Australian artist who happens into one of his auctions.

Nicholas Jose’s most popular book is The Red Thread: A Love Story. Paper Nautilus by. Nicholas Jose.

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I was unaware of this wonderful old Chinese story and I thought Nicholas Jose handling the weaving of the two stories . Even the quality of the paper and the red bookmark (thread) made the book a joy to hold and to read.

I was unaware of this wonderful old Chinese story and I thought Nicholas Jose handling the weaving of the two stories together with great dignity and sensitivity. I was interested to keep reading and find out the ending of the love affair between Ruth and Shen. I loved the way the book was printed with the story from Six Chapters of a Floating Life in red print throughout the book. Journal Entry 2 by meganh at Yu Garden in Huangpu, Shanghai China on Monday, September 09, 2019

Published to glowing reviews on three continents-the London Sunday Times calls it "exquisite," the Australian Bookseller & Publisher "completely enchanting," and Elle in the U.S. "elegant and haunting"-The Red Thread is now available in paperback. Set in contemporary Shanghai, this elegant and seductive love story revolves around Shen, an art appraiser, and Ruth, a young Australian woman, who find their lives strangely mirrored in Six Chapters of a Floating Life, an actual centuries-old Chinese manuscript that is missing the final chapters. A moving and richly layered novel, The Red Thread interweaves love and destiny, art and beauty, and the passion that ties one person to another forever.

Comments

Malahelm Malahelm
I don't read much fiction. When I do it is usually by accident. This one was a happy accident. It has all the things I like in it. Antiques and curios, art, ancient scriptures, asian food, chinese herbal medicine, reincarnation, even embroidered shoes.
The love story is far from traditional and it would not surprise me if many readers missed the point entirely. I suppose also a good deal of readers would not consider the ending happy. Thank goodness there are some writers who do not write for the majority. Sorry I can't tell you why four stars and not five stars, this would spoil the book for you...........I don't like it when reviews tell too much of the story and give away the plot.
Waiso Waiso
When I began reading "The Red Thread," I was very interested in the plot twists and history of the story itself. However, as the book continues, I found myself struggling to keep interest. The past lives/loves of our two main characters is fascinating, and especially the "soul mate" quality of the ancient book linking their reincarnation... but the author, unfortunately, does not keep this excitement. Plus, the introduction of a third character that seems "thrown in" to make a better story, just doesn't seem to fit with the majestic theme. I kept reading the story for the simple fact that I thought it would get better, in a sense-make a full circle, and I never came to a conclusion. Perhaps that is the point, however, to come to that realization is a step far beyond what the author projected.
Goodman Goodman
I bought this book because I was interested to read a story set in modern Shanghai. In this respect I was not disappointed. The Red Thread does provide some interesting and evocative descriptions of the city and its surrounds. However, as a love story it is impossible. The main characters are wooden and superficially developed; in fact, some of the minor characters are more interesting. The technique of telling the story in parallell with the story of the old manuscript might have worked, had the old story been more intriguing, and the new one alive with believable passion. As it is, it is as dry as the paper of the old manuscript.