Primarily a love story, but also a partial contrast of east and west, in the story of Dorothy Pilgrim who goes to China to forget an affair with a married man who choses the usual way out -- retreat to wife. Out of that frying pan, into the arms of another married man, a Chinese of high degree. He is graceful, blithe and evasive, very pleased to have acquired Dorothy, and gently weaves his way in and out of the storms among his wives. Then Dorothy has another affair, on the side, with a British officer -- while feeling bound to Yoin-loong. Adept, -- though not exceptional, in the handling, with nice detail work on present day China and the problems of mixed racial community life. Semi-successful -- as rental possibility and some sales. Miss Hahn's Chinese stuff is perhaps best known through the pages of the New Yorker.