news | Thursday November 12, 2015

“When the Emperor arrived among us, it was as if we had been expecting him.”

Tales of the Emperor, Jack Winter’s new novel, has been in the works for more than a decade – and it’s now available!

Tales of the Emperor is an oriental cabinet of curios based on the life of Qin Shi Huang (circa 260–210 BCE), the “First Emperor” – he who unified China, gave it his name, built the Great Wall, and entombed an army of terra cotta soldiers. Birth to death, Tales of the Emperor tells the story of its central figure in a thematic rather than a chronologic narrative. In a mosaic of separate tales, poems, and songs – some no more than fragments, others chapter-length – intersecting characters are presented, entwined, relinquished, among them a failed assassin, a wily adviser, an ironic architect, a castrated historian, an entire tribe of grave builders, and, of course, the wry, conflicted, everyday tyrant himself.

Order your copy today ($19.95).

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