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 2007About the Author:
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. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Edition. A mint proof copy in superb illustrated wraps. This unread gift condition copy is SIGNED in both English & Chinese together with the Publication Date of Feb 07 by the author to the title page having the related and shortlist card loose laid in. An outstanding copy. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-15331219759
Descrizione libro Chatto and Windu, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0701181141
Descrizione libro Chatto & Windus, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0701181141