The Flowers of War

American audiences will have a chance to read Geling Yan's novel, originally published in China as The 13 Women of Nanjing, when Other Press publishes The Flowers of War, Nicky Harman's translation, in January 2012. Meanwhile, a film adaptation of The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Christian Bale, is set for a December 16 release in China; it will open in U.S. theaters later this month.