Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera
Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera
Chinese history

The Flower Boat Girl tells the story of Cheng Yat Sou, who rose from sexual slavery to pirate royalty

  • Writer and cartoonist Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the pirate queen, punctuated by ripe Cantonese profanity
  • But for all her achievements, she was largely written out of history because of her gender and the fact she was an Asian pirate

Topic |   Chinese history
Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera
Larry Feign’s new novel, The Flower Boat Girl, tells the strange but true tale of pirate queen Chang Yat Sou. illustration: Mario Rivera
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