Chinese Version of “Hidden Scent” 《暗香》has been published and released worldwide

On October 28th, 2016, Fiberead Publishing Co. in China has released the Chinese Version of Hidden Scent 《暗香》.

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The first day of its release, the novel hits Amazon China Best-selling New Novel List , and New Literature Collection (top 100) List. Without much of publicity, the novel has been staying on the lists since it’s release date.

 

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《暗香》中文版推出首日便登上亚马逊中国电子书 “小说集新品排行榜” 和 “文学作品集新品排行榜”,并且在未进行广泛宣传的情况下持续停留在榜单内至今。

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Inspiration for the Story Hidden Scent…

The first time hearing a song “Hidden Scent” (Mandarin title “An Xiang”) many years ago, I was instantly captivated by its stirring melody and beautiful lyrics. In my mind, a wonderful story is like a piece of enduring music. It grows beyond the boundary of language, culture and racial barriers.

While my novel Hidden Scent is a love story about second generation American Born Chinese, the core of the tale reaches deeper into the emotions of everyone whose life might be touched by tragedy and hardships. Virtue and darkness co-exist inside of a human entity. It’s the constant struggle to maintain one’s purity and kindness differentiate us from other creatures that walk the face of the earth.

If my story affects the readers the same way it had moved me when I first created it, then I have succeeded in my cause—excavating extraordinary qualities in the ordinary people.

Life is not always full of sunshine and gladness. In the moment of fragility and hopelessness, simply open your heart and look around you. There are plenty of goodness and beauty in the world waiting to be learned.

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《暗香》作者序

我第一次听到《暗香》这首歌,还是很多年前,当时就被它那动人震撼的旋律、凄美而富于诗意的歌词深深打动;小说《暗香》的灵感正是来源于此。我认为好的故事犹如一首好的歌曲,它能超越语言、种族、文化的障碍为世人接受和喜爱。《暗香》虽然讲述的是发生在美国第二代华裔身上的故事,但它所探讨的人性中那些阴暗与挣扎、善良与美好的元素却足以触及到每一个人的灵魂深处。

男主人公金阳是一个看似拥有一切的人:成功的事业(畅销小说家)、富裕的家庭、俊朗的外表,内心却隐藏了很多不为人知的伤痕。父母的离异、哥哥的早逝,为他的人生蒙上一层挥之不去的阴影,他写的故事总是以悲剧结尾。反观女主人公尹悦,虽然失去了健康的身体及亲人的关爱等生命中很多宝贵的东西,可无论遇到多大的挫折她都始终保持一颗最纯真而美好的心灵,积极乐观,努力生活,度过生命中的每一天。她的出现为金阳灰暗的人生带来一抹灿烂的阳光,如同风雨之后的淡淡花香,醉人心扉。

有人担忧《暗香》的超自然灵异题材似乎不太接地气;然而在我看来,所谓接地气并不代表小说必须围绕着柴米油盐酱醋茶这类日常琐事展开,如果所写的角色能让读者产生共鸣,故事情节能让人感同身受,那么我的目的就已经达到;从平凡人身上挖掘出不平凡的故事对我来说更具深意。

 

 

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About dreamlin

Lin has harbored a dream of becoming a novelist since the tender age of 14. When she was 17, her family moved from Mainland China to US in searching for a better life. Language barrier, culture difference, and countless life struggles did not shatter her spirit. Instead, they became the source of her inspiration, and fuel to pursue her dream. Lin is a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. His epic fantasy adventure novel the Lord of the Rings has a great impact on her. However, the lack of romance in the original story stimulates her to create the Thousand Year Promise. Lin loves poetry, mythology, classic & pop music, and literature. To this day, epic fantasy remains her favorite genre. Lin's second novel is a paranormal mystery called "Hidden Scent", peppered with suspense, romance and a touch of magic. Everyone has a secret to hide, and in the process of uncovering the truth, morality is in danger of being forfeited. It's a ghost story with heart and soul. Her most recent work "The Price of a Lie" exposes dark courtroom secrets legal professionals don’t want the public to know. The story unveils the masks of judges and lawyers, how they deceive the public, abuse their power at will, and help criminals escape the punishment of the law. Apart from a typical victim, the heroine in this tale is witty, brave and resourceful. In a dire situation, she does not give in to despair, instead, uses strategy and facts to overcome the obstacles.
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