Village of Stone
By (author) Xiaolu Guo
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Village of Stone by Xiaolu Guo
Book DescriptionVillage of Stone brilliantly evokes the harshness of life on the typhoon-battered coast of China, where fishermen are often lost to violent seas and children regularly swept away. It is the beautiful, haunting story of one little girl's struggle to endure silence, solitude and the shame of sexual abuse, but it is also an incisive portrait of China's new urban youth, who have hidden behind their modern lifestyle all the poverty and cruelty of their past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099459071
(197mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Xiaolu Guo
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)
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.
Because I am a Girl, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Xiaolu Guo
A collection of writings about prejudice, abuse, and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes towards girls.
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Author Biography - Xiaolu Guo
Xiaolu Guo was born in a fishing village 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 (Chatto, 2004) 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 published by Chatto in 2007 and shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Xiaolu's film career continues to flourish; in 2007, she was Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation resident, based in Paris.
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