Z is a 23-year-old Chinese language student who has come to London to learn English. When the book begins she can barely ask for a cup of tea, but when language comes, so does love. As she gets to know British culture she also falls for an older English man who lives a resolutely bachelor life in Hackney. It's a million miles away from the small Chinese town she comes from, where her parents want nothing more for her than that she should follow them into the shoe business. Z learns about sex, humour, companionship and passion, but she also learns the painful truth that language is also a barrier and the more you know about it, the less you understand.
Written in short chapters, each the definition of a word, this is a brilliantly clever book that pokes fun at England and China and explores the endless possibilities for misunderstanding between East and West, men and women.
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What happens when a Chinese girl adrift in Britain falls for an Englishman adrift in life: a funny, sexy, romantic novel that has the potential to be the word-of-mouth success of 2007L'autore:
Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 in a fishing village in south China. Having studied film at the Beijing Film Academy, she published a number of books in China and made the prize-winning film Love in the Internet Age (1999). She moved to London in 2002, to pursue her film-making, and began a diary in English which was the seed for the novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. The English translation of Village of Stone was published by Chatto in 2004.
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Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. This Is A New Book. Book. Codice libro della libreria 080326
Descrizione libro Chatto and Windu, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Codice libro della libreria mon0000438916
Descrizione libro Chatto and Windu, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0701181141