Nine Color Deer (Hardcover)
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This is a special treat of a book, translated from Chinese and the carved murals created 1,500 years ago in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China. A traditional tale reimagined by Kailin Duan about great kindness even when wronged.— Madeline
The story begins deep in the Kunlun Hills with a legendary deer whose fur has nine colors. One day she hears a cry for help and rescues a drowning man. When the man asks how he could ever repay this kindness, the Nine Color Deer simply requests that the man never reveal her whereabouts.
But will this promise survive a bounty offered by a King and Queen who seek the magic of the deer for their kingdom?
Award-winning translator Jeremy Tiang offers readers his own gift in making Kailin Duan's interpretation sparkle in English, while Duan's illustrations speak beautifully for themselves.
Jeremy Tiang is a novelist, playwright and translator from Chinese. He was longlisted for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards for his rendering of Faraway by Lo Yi-Chin. His translations also include novels by Yeng Pway Ngon and Su Wei-Chen plays including Salesman, A Dream of Red Pavilions, and scripts by Chen Si'an and others. Originally from Singapore, he now lives in Flushing, Queens.
“A beguiling and welcome new telling of a traditional tale.” - The Horn Book