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Undressed

Undressed

They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them.

Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman’s new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes.

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. 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 People’s Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes.

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.

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilman’s trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.
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Genre: Romance / Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

On Sale: February 3rd 2015

Price: $2.99 / $3.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 224

ISBN-13: 9781455561001

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"4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! Just start reading and you won't want to put it down. The characters are so real...This is a definitely must read."—Night Owl Reviews on Undeniable
HOT! Richard's tempting second addition to her Country Roads series puts a clever spin on the small-town romance trope with great effect. The chemistry between her main characters is indisputable...a heartwarming story with clever twists that will please Richard's fans and win her new devotees."—RT Book Reviews on Undeniable
"Richard's page-turner marks her as a contemporary-romance author to watch."—Publisher's Weekly on Undone
"4 1/2 stars! These characters are rich and deep, and so expertly written that they feel like friends, and the best news of all is that this small-town series is set to continue!"—RT Book Reviews on Undone
"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!"—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
"A fine debut novel, Richard's populates her appealing small town with quirky secondary characters, a feisty heroine and a hero to sigh for."—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author on Undone
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