The Red Chamber
will probably not be called a “masterpiece” like the classical text that inspired
it. However, it is an enjoyable read and a good introduction to those interested
in the original classic, The Story of the
Whether introducing her readers to a chimpanzee attempting
to find a place in a community of animals, an Indian classical dance instructor
who contemplates applying a bleaching cream to her skin, or to a woman coping
with her marriage to a ghost...