"Nothing less than brillant."
——ALA Booklist starred & boxed review
"Historical fiction acquires new luster and credibility in Min's brillant evocation of the woman who married Mao and fought to succeed him…[a] spellbinding novel."
——Publishers Weekly starred & boxed review
"Brillant. We will never imagine Madame Mao the same way again. This is historical fiction of the first order."
——Russell Banks, author of Cloudsplitter