25 West 43rd Street, Room
between 5th & 6th Avenues,
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Mingmei Yip will talk about her own travels on the Silk Road, read from her new novel, Song of the Silk Road (Kensington Books), and demonstrate special Silk Road calligraphy.
The Silk Road was the ancient trading route connecting China to the Middle East and Europe all the way to Rome. As many academic books are written on this subject, there is very little in fiction. Its harsh deserts, immense distances, and exotic travelers have give rise to many romantic legends.
Mingmei Yip’s Song of the Silk Road is a contemporary love and adventure story set along this fabled route. With the prospect of a three million dollar reward, Lily Lin travels thousands of miles, even passing over the much-feared Taklamakan (Go-In-But-Never-Come-Out) Desert. Pursued by her young would-be lover, she also meets a blind fortune teller, a fake Buddhist monk, a Uyghurs herbalist, and even beings from the world of the dead, though her yin ghost-seeing eyes.