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east by northeast Sep 13, 2006
East by NorthEast is the fourth novel by Eleanor Morris Wu and once again she blends her characters from East and West.
Set initially in the campus of a Canadian University, it follows the trail of a young postgraduate student Eileen Pennington struggling to balance her life while dealing with a crumbling marriage and her demanding right wing professor.
However, life soon takes a turn for the better when the solution to her problems arrives in the form of a handsome writer from Hong Kong, one Jo-ling Chu and local democratic candidate Glynnis McDougall who simultaneously recruits her to manage her election campaign.
Soon she has no time for worries, until that is, she discovers that she is pregnant and her new lover is up to his neck in the struggle for freedom on the mainland. Thereafter, life is not the same...
An excellent book again from Professor Wu, who cleverly intertwines political fact and fiction with the lives of her characters to give a jolly good read.
American expat publishes 4th novel in series about Taiwan Jul 25, 2006
Eleanor Morris Wu's new book is fantastic, and anyone interested in Asian history and current affairs should read it. A teacher at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Wu has written a page-turner of romance, intrigue and adventure. She knows her history and has an uncanny knack at getting inside her characters' emotions, from priests to spies, and she once gives readers a bravura performance.
The rather racy cover of "East by Northeast" features a handsome Asian man and a scantily-clad Western woman pictured amid a colorful collage of the Great Wall of China and Niagra Falls along the U.S.-Canadian border. Although Wu claims in the forward to her book that it is a work of "fiction," she has obviously used her personal life experiences and adventures in Taiwan and other parts of Asia to fuel her vivid imagination.