David Rice was in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square
massacre. Here he reveals the horrific truth through a heartrending love story.
A love affair unfolds in Beijing at a time of growing unrest. When the student
marches begin, Song Lan stays aloof at first, but soon joins the protests, and she and
journalist PJ O'Connor find themselves spending more and more time together in
This engrossing novel, a story of love amid China's terror, draws the
reader inside the dramatic events of 1989. With the force of fiction it brings vividly
alive the struggle for freedom and the conflict with the totalitarian state, yet it is
also at its heart a story of love and friendship tested to breaking point, a tale of both
loyalty and betrayal.