Latest update: 20/09/2012
Love stories: when the fairy tale turns into hell
In this week's book review, we delve into two rather ill-fated love stories from the past. The first, "Lovers", by French novelist Daniel Arsand, tells the love story between two men during the second half of the 18th century in France. Meanwhile, American novel "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka tells the story of young Japanese women brought over to Amercia as mail-order brides at the beginning of the 20th century.