Everyone in my book club liked this book. It is about two young women who take off to China with little thought or research before they went. Sometimes they get themselves into trouble. I loved the book and the author’s style.
They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them.
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. 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. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever.