Language: Vintage Minis

Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9781784872700


Pages:   112
Publication Date:   29 May 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Have you ever tried to learn another language? When Zhuang first arrives in London from China she feels like she is among an alien species. The city is disorientating, the people unfriendly, the language a muddle of personal pronouns and moody verbs. But with increasing fluency in English surviving turns to living. And they say that the best way to learn a language is to fall in love with a native speaker... Selected from the book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series- Babies by Anne Enright Depression by William Styron Race by Toni Morrison Home by Salman Rushdie

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Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage Classics
Dimensions:   Width: 11.00cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.065kg
ISBN:  

9781784872700


ISBN 10:   1784872709
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   29 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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An utterly captivating, and disorientating, journey both through language and through love Independent Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world's most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human... They look good and read well. That's win/win in our book. Stylist


An utterly captivating, and disorientating, journey both through language and through love * Independent * Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world's most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human... They look good and read well. That's win/win in our book. * Stylist *


An utterly captivating, and disorientating, journey both through language and through love Independent


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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