Yellow Emperor's Cure: A Novel
The richly woven, page-turning story of family ties, impossible love, and being a foreigner in a dangerous land
In a breakout novel that transports the reader to a brilliantly imagined, sensuously portrayed, dangerous point in history, Kunal Basu has written the tale of a man's journey that spans continentsand the limits of his faith in science. Lisbon, 1898: Antonio Mari...more
Lisbon, 1898: philandering surgeon Antonio Maria discovers his beloved father is dying of syphilis, scourge of both rich and poor. Determined to find a cure, Antonio sets sail for Peking to study under the renowned Dr. Xu, in the hope that traditional Chinese medicine has the answer that eludes the West. But Xu...more
Since 2001, he has published four novels, a collection of short stories, written a few screen plays and (mostly unpublished) poetry.