The Painted Veil
Kitty Garstin, a wealthy debutante, loves her life. She attends all the best functions, and attracts all the best men, though she would never dream of accepting any of their marriage proposals. Never, that is, until she finds herself at twenty-five, most prospects exhausted, facing the possibility of her younger sister beating her to the altar. Not wanting to risk life as a spinster, she accepts the proposal of Walter Fane, a doctor, and joins him on a posting in Hong Kong. In the wake of an affair with one of Walter’s superiors, she accompanies her husband to the Chinese mainland, where a cholera epidemic is ravaging the populace. While Walter battles the illness, Kitty’s conflict is within – Who is she? Who does she want to be? And who can she be?
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