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  • Published: 30 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141929040
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The Secrets of a Fire King



Award-winning stories from Kim Edwards, author of the UK Number 1 bestseller The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Young, fiery and bright, Eshlaini has her whole future ahead of her – until her father condemns her to a life of spinsterhood.

Joyce has settled into Malaysian life after thirty years as an ex-pat wife – or so she thinks, until a newcomer arrives and reveals just how little of her home she knows.

Jade Moon wants the best for her family – but, surrounded by Americans who reject her Korean traditions, she must first work out what ‘the best’ means.

Though cultures and distances separate them, their experiences reflect our universal fears and desires. From a breathtaking island off Singapore to upstate New York and France, Kim Edwards takes in the world, compassionately and gracefully exploring the obstacles of time, place and circumstance in all of our quests for love, happiness and acceptance.

  • Published: 30 August 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141929040
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards is the author of the #1 New York Times best-seller The Memory Keeper's Daughter, which has been published in more than thirty-eight countries, and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her honors include the Whiting Award, the British Book Award, and USA Today's Book of the Year, as well as the Nelson Algren Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the NEA. She is an associate professor at The University of Kentucky.

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Praise for The Secrets of a Fire King

The Secrets of a Fire King gives eloquence to an astonishing range of discoveries and leaves the reader entranced

The New York Times Book Review

Beautifully focused. Edwards' tales read like the work of a wise traveller who returns home with uncommon souvenirs from other lands.

Publishers Weekly

Impeccable, a treasure. Edwards shows herself to be a fully realised writer. Edwards' brilliance is evident in the way she contstructs a story.

Chicago Tribune