Kitty Fane is the beautiful wife of Walter, a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. Unsatisfied by her marriage, she starts an affair with the charming, exciting Charles Townsend.
When Walter discovers her deception, he exacts a strange and terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to his new posting in remote mainland China where a cholera epidemic rages.
Reviewed by David Gilmour in Slightly Foxed Issue 65.
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