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Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city whose inhabitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweaves their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is 50 years old; others that she is 22. Some believe she has occult powers and has thereby enslaved the young men of the street; others think she is a clever trickster playing mind games with the common people. Who is Madam X? How has she brought the good people of ...

Five Spice Street 2012, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300167962

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Five Spice Street 2009, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300122275