Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, The Painted Veil is the story of the beautiful but love-starved Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic. Stripped of the British society of her youth and the small but effective society she fought so hard to attain in Hong Kong, she is compelled by her awakening conscience to reassess her life and learn how to love.
The Painted Veil is a beautifully written affirmation of the human capacity to grow, to change, and to forgive.
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Amazing beautiful book
Holy crap this book is awesome amazing so good! Its beautifully written, the story is super interesting and it isn't overly predictable. Love love love it!!
Kept waiting for something to happen
This seemed like a promising storyline; however, I felt like the characters were underdeveloped and didn't really have any redeeming qualities. Maybe that was the point, I just kept waiting for something to happen and just feel like everything was kind of a cop out.