From the international bestselling book banned in China. In rain-drenched Berlin, the passionate, life-loving young writer Coco seeks the closing chapter of her novel, which begins in the turbulent city of Shanghai at the outset of the 21st century. Although deeply in love with her impotent artist boyfriend Tian Tian, the frustrated Coco takes a successful German businessman as a lover. She is then torn between her love for the two - even when she learns that Mark is married. What follows is the painful and explicit sexual and vocational journey of a young woman in search of her true self, attempting to gain control of her own life as immoral forces work on her from both within and without. Without any stable orientation, Coco errs through modern-day Shanghai, with tragic consequences. SHANGHAI BABY is an exploration into intimate relationships that belie the apparent opposites of Eastern tradition and Western lifestyle.