I am China (English) (P): Book by Xiaolu Guo

I am China (English) (P)

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ISBN: 9780099583738    Publisher: VINTAGE Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 384        
This book is long listed for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize. 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...Read more
This book is long listed for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize. 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. Iona, intoxicated by their romance, sets out to bring them back together, but time is running out. Xiaolu Guo was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
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About the author: 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... Read more
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. Xiaolu's film career continues to flourish; her feature, She, A Chinese, was released in 2009 and her documentary Once Upon a Time Proletarian has been screened at international film festivals such as Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. I Am China is her most recent novel. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
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Review:
Heart-wrenching... An extraordinary and important book" -- Charlie Cooper Independent "Beautifully written... Genuinely affecting... Exceptional" Scotland on Sunday "An ambitious, thought-provoking...Read more
Heart-wrenching... An extraordinary and important book" -- Charlie Cooper Independent "Beautifully written... Genuinely affecting... Exceptional" Scotland on Sunday "An ambitious, thought-provoking and engaging narrative" -- Jane Shilling Evening Standard "Beautifully rendered" New York Times "Beautifully done" -- Viv Groskop Red
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