A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2023
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, TIME and The Guardian
A New York Times Editors' Choice Selection
“A work of stirring genius, a catalogue of intimacies and inventions, desires and dreams."
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE YEAR BY VOGUE, ELLE, OPRAH DAILY, THE WASHINGTON POST, BUZZFEED AND VULTURE
A Good Morning America Buzz Pick
For readers of Outlawed, Piranesi, and The Night Tiger, a dazzling historical novel about a legendary Chinese pirate queen, her fight to save her fleet from the forces allied against them, and the dangerous price of power.
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“This entrancing mix of feminism, queerness, magic and power-hungry villains makes for an intoxicating reading experience.” —Nerd Daily