Originally published: May 27, 2014
Original Title: The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure
Author: Adam Williams
Page count: 641 pages
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (May 27, 2014)
Genre: Romance, Adult
Northern China, 1899. As the Boxer Rebellion erupts, a cast of innocents, fanatics, sinners, and lovers are drawn to the Palace of Heavenly Pleasure – an infamous brothel that overlooks an execution ground – where the fury of the East will meet the ideals of the West and all will face their destiny. Adam Williams’s first novel is a historical tour-de-force and a triumphant return to traditional storytelling on a truly grand scale.