This is the story of Kitty Fane, the adulterous wife of a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. When her husband discovers her deception, he exacts a terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic in China.
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This book was excellent. Unlike the movie, this is not a love story, it is the journey of an average woman and her discovery of herself. The author did a wonderful job of getting the reader into the mind of the main character and following her through her personal growth.