Lotus is set in Shenzhen, , where new industries, new urbanites and new capital combine so alluringly, so rootlessly and so ruthlessly. Picture: AFP

Money, sex, guanxi: Lijia Zhang’s timely novel about prostitution and the new China doesn’t deliver on all its promises

Zhang deserves praise for striving to bring to light the seedy demimonde of Shenzhen, the epitome of China’s breakneck transformation into an urban society. Unfortunately, her ambition outstrips her ability

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Lotus is set in Shenzhen, , where new industries, new urbanites and new capital combine so alluringly, so rootlessly and so ruthlessly. Picture: AFP
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