Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
О чем написано в этой книге Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilmans new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads. As they ventured off the map deep into Chinese territory, they were stripped of everything familiar and forced to confront their limitations amid culture shock and government surveillance. Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche, an astrological love guide, and an arsenal of bravado, the two friends plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the Peoples Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes. But the world had other plans for them. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilmans trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.