Imprint: Global Collective Publishers
264 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in
- January 2023
- Temporarily out of stock. Ships in 2-3 weeks.
Her husband, Edward Sinden, a doctor specializing in infectious diseases and perpetually immersed in his work has over the years become distant with Jessica. He is called to a hospital in a remote province in China, and while in China and under government surveillance, is asked to treat very sick patients. To his horror, he begins to realize that the disease is a deadly epidemic.
Mrs. Sinden is also a postcolonial love story. It deals with white expatriates in Hong Kong who are remnants of an increasingly marginal and irrelevant colonial culture. It is framed and underscored by larger political events, but it is essentially a deeply personal story of a middle-aged woman who unexpectedly discovers a real warmth in herself. The novel has a particular interest in its women characters.