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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Red Thread
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y separately published work icon The Red Thread Nicholas Jose , South Yarra : Hardie Grant Books , 2000 Z840486 2000 single work novel (taught in 1 units)

'A seductive love story set in contemporary Shanghai, The Red Thread intertwines the lives of two pairs of lovers across the centuries. Shen is a young, American-educated appraiser for an auction house. Ruth is a gifted Australian artist he meets, it seems, by chance. And Han is a beautiful, enigmatic woman who both facilitates and complicates their relationship. Yet all three lives mysteriously mirror characters described in a rare, eighteenth-century book that comes up for auction – a book that is missing its final chapters. As the characters in the original tale move toward an ominous, unknown end, Shen’s search for the missing pages goes from curiosity to desperation as he hopes to discover – and perhaps alter – his fated future with Ruth.'

Source: Author's blurb.

Culture and Difference in Australia University of Western Australia 2009