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The Incarnations

Read & Download The Incarnations The Incarnations Free download  100 Susan Barker º 0 Free read Who are you You must be wondering I am your soulmate your old friend and I have come back to this city of sixteen million in search of youSo begins the first letter that falls into Wang’s lap as he flips down the visor in his taxi The letters that follow are filled with the stories of Wang’s previous lives from escaping a marriage to a spirit bride In other incarnations I have explored every inch of you with tongue and fingers and eyes No matter how dilapidated scarred and mutilated your body I have always found you beautiful for it is the soul beneath I seek Wang Jun a Beijing cab driver starts receiving letters They are not posted to him but left where he will be sure to find them They are disturbing letters because they are telling him things about himself that he doesn t know He doesn t remember these revelations because what he is being told has happened to him in the past Not the current past but the past before he became Wang Jun Enlightening Confusing Frightening CrazyNone of it will make sense or be acceptable as long as he continues to resist the notion that he has been reincarnated several times Why does this person remember and Wang remembers nothing Who is this letter writer After incarnation is when we meet After the hand of fate has snatched up our souls and placed them in the womb to be born again kicking and screaming into the human world Fate throws us in the same family the same harem the same herd of slaves But fate sets us against each other Fate has us brawling red in tooth and claw Fate condemns us to bring about the other s downfall To blaze like fiery meteors as we crash into each other s stratosphere then incinerate to heat and dust The book takes readers backwards and forwards in time as we meet these two reincarnates time and again as whores eunuchs murderers sorceresses slaves concubines and pirates Their souls always find each other regardless of the roles they have been assigned in any given life Sometimes they are lovers Sometimes they kill each other Usually when I read a book that flips between different time periods I start to prefer one or the other and that never happens in this book The hapless Wang Jun taxidriver is just as interesting to me as the other colorful characters from his past lives I just love this description from an encounter in 1836 during the ing Dynasty Slumber beast Yellow slit of eye Slobbering on the cobbles of Hog Lane as though gnashed up in the jaws of the Sea Daemon and spewed out Hairy knuckled hand sleep scratching the crotch rot between his legs Yellow matted hair like trampled straw He should have been set ablaze he was so crawling with filth and disease You would think he was talking about a lion or certainly some deprived and abused creature but of course the Chinese boy is describing a drunk white man passed out in the gutter There is a concubine who has suffered under the torture of Emperor Jiajing during the Ming Dynasty in 1542 I loosen my sash and shrug my shoulders so my robe slides to my feet The stitches that crisscross my body are like puckered seams holding together my patchwork of skin Do these scars count as evidence that His Majesty favours me Another great example of the dangers of anyone having absolute power It isn t enough for Jiajing to screw the most beautiful young girls in the land but he also has to hurt them scar them make them even his property than they already are as depositories of his vile seed A thousand year bond is impossible to break As the past continues to collide with the present Wang becomes and unstable Shadows become paranoid delusions Friends are a fount of suspicious suppositions Fares are annoyances who wrap barbed wire around jangled nerves with every veiled criticism His family is unnerved by this distorted tortured version of the person they love If he is all these reincarnations and a product of all these events of all these past livesthen who is he If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visithttpwwwjeffreykeetencomI also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Read & Download The Incarnations The Incarnations Free download  100 Susan Barker º 0 Free read Ching him someone who claims to have known him for over one thousand years And with each letter Wang feels the watcher growing closer and closerSeamlessly weaving Chinese folklore history and literary classics The Incarnations is a taut and gripping novel that sheds light on the cyclical nature of history as it hints that the past is never truly settled This book is so good I m afraid it has reduced me to incoherent babbling I ll do my best to bring order to my thoughts though because I want EVERYONE to read it and love it as much as I doI also don t want to say too much about it because I think it s one of those where the less you know going in the betterWang is a cab driver in Beijing He has a wife and a daughter A strained relationship with his father and stepmother Overall he lives a simple uiet life When he receives a strange letter claiming he is a reincarnate and has lived many lives before this one he at first assumes it s someone s idea of a joke The letter writer identifies him or herself as his soul mate saying they have lived linked lives for over a thousand years Future letters detail each of those lives in turn and they are lives full of violence desire and betrayal set against the backdrop of a millennium of riveting Chinese history The letters increasing urgency and the sender s intimate knowledge of secret details of Wang s life send him into a downward spiral of paranoia The momentum is unstoppable because it is fed by two sources the fascinating stories of Wang s past lives and the obscured identity of the letter writer I d seen The Incarnations compared to the work of David Mitchell and while I loved The Bone Clocks it was an intellectually demanding read for me and I initially wasn t sure I was in the mood for such a challenge However I found that despite its rigorous structure Barker s novel is incredibly accessible It felt very much like a page turner even though the prose reuired my focus So don t be put off or intimidated by scholarly sounding blurbs this book is the perfect balance of intelligence and charisma It s like Matt Damon but in book formI have no doubt this book is destined to be one of my favorites of the yearMore book recommendations by me at wwwreadingwithhipposcom

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Read & Download The Incarnations The Incarnations Free download  100 Susan Barker º 0 Free read To being a slave on the run from Genghis Khan to living as a fisherman during the Opium Wars and being a teenager on the Red Guard during the cultural revolution bound to his mysterious “soulmate” spanning one thousand years of betrayal and intrigueAs the letters continue to appear seemingly out of thin air Wang becomes convinced that someone is wat History is coming for you Clever thrilling and utterly fucked up What an adventure this was A dark and twisted seriously TWISTED albeit utterly enthralling reading experience that ll take you on a wild and unnerving ride through the various dynasties of China seamlessly weaving Chinese folklore and history Trigger warning for well every sick thing you can think of Cannibalism sexual assault mutilation torture and so much

  • Hardcover
  • 371
  • The Incarnations
  • Susan Barker
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9781501106781

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    [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF this book is very david mitchell y in structure and theme but it is somewhat less intellectually demanding than mitchell and as the ever astute blair points out there isn't much of a difference between the voices of the discrete narratives but

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    Read & Download The Incarnations Susan Barker º 0 Free read Read á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Susan Barker ”In other incarnations I have explored every inch of you with tongue and fingers and eyes No matter how dilapidated scarred and mutilated your body I have always found you beautiful for it is the soul beneath I seek” Wa

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    Read & Download The Incarnations [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF Susan Barker º 0 Free read The Incarnations compared in the publisher's description to the work of David Mitchell is a weird and wonderful piece of historicalfantasysuspense fiction unlike anything else I've read The book opens with a letter written to a taxi driver named Wang Jun by a person who claims to be his 'soulmate' In this strange missive t

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    [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF Read & Download The Incarnations I feel that this book deserves a better review than I can give it On the one hand it's fantastically written intriguing perfectly plotted and wonderfully descriptive and the various narrative strands woven throughout make it impossible to put down So a brilliant book right I don't actually knowSee on the other hand The Incarnations

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    Read & Download The Incarnations Susan Barker º 0 Free read Read á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook º Susan Barker When I picked up a book at BEA set in Beijing I was very excited As some of our readers may know I have moved to China for a year to teach English and I previously studied abroad in Beijing Incarnations tells the story of a Beijing taxi driver who finds himself haunted by his past lives receiving mysterious letters from his ‘soulmate’ detailing their past incarnations together Having sat in the back of many a Beijing taxi and wondered

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    [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF One of the main uibbles my professors have had with my essays thus far is how the ambition of my ideas isn't uite supported by the structure of the analysis or the analysis of the structure I'm getting a feel for the middle ground of close enough but not too close analysis but I'll always prefer grandiose synthesis of major thematic concepts to counting syllables in each line of prose There's hope for those less inclined towards the theo

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    [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF Within the framing story of Wang Jun the taxi driver the author tells us smaller stories each set in a different time in Chi

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    [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF This book is so good I'm afraid it has reduced me to incoherent babbling I'll do my best to bring order to my thoughts though because I want EVERYONE to read it and love it as much as I doI also don't want to say too much about it because I think it's one of those where the less you know going in the betterWang is a cab driver in Beijing He

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    Read & Download The Incarnations Susan Barker º 0 Free read [The Incarnations] EBOOK / PDF I bought this book because the cover promised a read similar to David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas The Incarnations has the same interesting ingredient re incarnations with a novelty in a Chinese setting I definitely learned something about China and this is the only positive take away from the book and the star it

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