The Sisters Mao by Gavin McCrea
Against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution and Europe's sexual revolution, the fates of two families in London and Beijing become unexpectedly intertwined, in this dazzling new novel from the author of Mrs Engels . In London, sisters Iris and Eva plan an attack on the West End theatre where their mother is and actress. Meanwhile in Beijing, Chairman Mao's wife rehearses a ballet which she will use to attack her enemies in the Party. The three 'sisters', although fighting very different personal battles, find themselves bound together by the passions of love, by the obsessions of power, and by the forces of history.