20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Edition:   Airports / Export ed
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9780701181567


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   03 January 2008
Format:   Paperback
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So I was the 6787th person in Beijing wanting to act in the film and TV industry. There were 6786 young and beautiful, or ugly and old people before me trying to get a role. I felt the competition, but compared with 1.6 billion people in China, 6786 was only the population of my village. I felt an urge to conquer this new village. ife as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang the spirited heroine of Xiaolu Guo s new novel won t be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer s movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO instant noodles. As Fenfang might say, Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn t it about time I got my lucky break?

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Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Chatto & Windus
Edition:   Airports / Export ed
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 21.70cm
Weight:   0.230kg
ISBN:  

9780701181567


ISBN 10:   0701181567
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   03 January 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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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- her feature, How is Your Fish Today? (2006) was screened at international film festivals and the ICA, London. She is currently Cannes film Festival Cinefondation resident, based in Paris.

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