Library of Cultural References

  • Library: Cultural References in Books

Shanghai Baby

by Wei Hui [edition - 2001]
ASIN: 0743421566

Monica wrote us:

Every chapter begins with a song quote. The first chapter begins with a Joni song quote.

Chapter One: encounter with my lover

Well, there's a wide wide world of noble causes
And lovely landscapes to discover
But all I really want to do right now
Is find another lover!
--Joni Mitchell

My name is Nikki but my friends all call me Coco after Coco Chanel, a French lady who lived to be almost ninety. She's my idol, after Henry Miller. Every morning when I open my eyes I wonder what I can do to make myself famous. It's become my ambition, almost my raison d'tre, to burst upon the city like fireworks.

Read Excerpt Here

Thank you, Monica!

(Contributed by Monica)


Log in to make a comment