A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
By (author) Xiaolu Guo
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Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
Book DescriptionTwenty-three-year-old Zhuang (or Z as she calls herself - Westerners cannot pronounce her name) arrives in London to spend a year learning English. Struggling to find her way in the city, and through the puzzles of tense, verb and adverb; she falls for an older Englishman and begins to realise that the landscape of love is an even trickier terrain...Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2007.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099501473
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Xiaolu Guo
Language, Paperback (June 2017)
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Once Upon A Time in the East, Hardback (January 2017)
Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. This book takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. This memoir is a handbook of life lessons.
I am China, Paperback (August 2015)
In a flat above a noisy north London market, translator Iona Kirkpatrick starts work on a Chinese letter. Two lovers, Mu and Jian, have been driven apart by forces beyond their control. As Iona unravels the story of the lovers, Jian and Mu seem to be travelling further and further away from each other.
Woman Warrior, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Xiaolu Guo
With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo. A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.
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Author Biography - Xiaolu Guo
Xiaolu Guo was born in south China. She studied film at the Beijing Film Academy and published six books in China before she moved to London in 2002. The English translation of Village of Stone was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, published in 2008, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Her most recent novel, I Am China, was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Xiaolu has also directed several award-winning films including She, A Chinese and a documentary about London, Late at Night. She lives in London and Berlin.
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