I Am China

Awards:   Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 (UK) Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9780099583738


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   29 June 2015
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015
  • Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 (UK)
  • Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.

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Longlisted 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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Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.266kg
ISBN:  

9780099583738


ISBN 10:   0099583739
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   29 June 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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Heart-wrenching... An extraordinary and important book -- Charlie Cooper Independent Beautifully done -- Viv Groskop Red I Am China is a moving tale of life and fate, love and loss, that will stay with the reader long after the last page New Internationalist Piercingly urgent and revelatory i Dark, witty fiction -- David Evans Financial Times


Author Information

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. Her books include Village of Stone which was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth which was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and I Am China which was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Xiaolu has also directed several award-winning films including She, A Chinese and a documentary about London, Late at Night. She lives in London.

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