Miami, Florida, November 12, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Yin – A Love Story, by Yunrou, a Taoist Monk. Heartwarming and poignant, Yin is that rare adult fairy tale that brings ancient and modern worlds together in a blend of fantasy, magic, history, and philosophy.
Traditional Chinese culture rests upon the shoulders of three great sages: Confucius, the rule-maker, Buddha, the teacher, and Lao Tzu, the wild and wise mystic Yin is the story of that mystic’s quest for a soul mate, a yearning answered by a Galápagos tortoise brought over from across the great Pacific as a tiny baby. This unlikely heroine goes on to enchant readers with her passion and her patience, all the while offering them both a different way of seeing the world and a recipe for social and environmental change.
Combining a detailed rendering of ancient China’s longest-lasting dynasty with a penetrating look at that great nation’s current era of economic marvels and social challenges, Yin has been translated into Mandarin with the approval of the Chinese government. The novel’s themes include idealism, frustration, persistence, unimaginable endurance, failure, tragedy, and redemption.
Receiving reviews across the country, readers of Yin - A Love Story have been anticipating the release of the novel.
“Yin is charming and profound. This winsome tale of the thousand-year-old love affair between an ancient Chinese philosopher and a giant Galapagos tortoise is not only beautifully written, it has much to teach contemporary readers caught up in the distractions of modernity. Readers of all ages will find much to amuse, instruct and uplift them in this deceptively modest book.” – Broadside Books/HarperCollins.
Yin – A Love Story is the first literary novel to be simultaneously published in both the United States and China on November 3, 2015.