Fan-Tan

Fan-Tan

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
A wholly unexpected, hugely entertaining work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate, on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai–a larger-than-life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself.

Anatole “Annie” Doultry is in his early fifties, with an imposing physical presence and a reputation to match. In 1927, he is serving six months in a hellish Hong Kong prison where, on a whim, he saves the life of a Chinese prisoner.

The prisoner’s employer happens to be Madame Lai Choi San. Beautiful, ruthless, and shrewd, she is one of the most notorious gangsters in Asia. When Annie gets out of prison, Madame Lai thanks him with an offer of inconceivable wealth if he will join her in the biggest act of piracy the world has ever seen. Madame Lai is a seductive and powerful ally, but Annie is about to discover that she can be an even more powerful–and dangerous–enemy.

With his longtime collaborator, screenwriter and director Donald Cammell, Brando worked on this story for years. He’s left us with a rollicking, swashbuckling, delectable romp of a novel–the last surprise from an ever-surprising legend.

Baker & Taylor
While serving time in a Hong King prison in 1927, Anatole Doultry saves the life of a Chinese prisoner whose employer is Madame Lai Choi San, a beautiful and powerful Asian gangster who will make him wealthy if he will join her in an act of piracy.

Blackwell North Amer
An unexpected work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate, on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai - a larger-than-life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself.
Anatole "Annie" Doultry is in his early fifties, with an imposing physical presence and a reputation to match. In 1927, he is serving six months in a hellish Hong Kong prison where, on a whim, he saves the life of a Chinese prisoner.
The prisoner's employer happens to be Madame Lai Choi San. Beautiful, ruthless, and shrewd, she is one of the most notorious gangsters in Asia. When Annie gets out of prison, Madame Lai thanks him with an offer of inconceivable wealth if he will join her in the biggest act of piracy the world has ever seen. Madame Lai is a seductive and powerful ally, but Annie is about to discover that she can be an even more powerful - and dangerous - enemy.

Baker
& Taylor

While serving time in a Hong Kong prison in 1927, the notorious Anatole Doultry saves the life of a Chinese prisoner whose employer is Madame Lai Choi San, a beautiful, powerful, and ruthless Asian gangster who offers him inconceivable wealth if he will join her in a daring act of piracy, in a swashbuckling adventure written by the late actor. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400044719
1400044715
Branch Call Number: FIC BRA
Characteristics: 249 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Thomson, David 1941-
Cammell, Donald

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