Lovers in the Age of Indifference

Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9780701184834


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   07 January 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Lovers in the Age of Indifference


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The lovers in the age of indifference are tough romantics from every corner of the planet- a marriage splinters during a game of mah jong; a depressed fiancee is lifted by a mid-air encounter with a Hollywood legend; a mountain keeper watches over a lonely temple but is perturbed when, finally, a visitor dares to arrive.In this engagingly maverick collection of stories, writer and filmmaker Guo zooms into tender and surreal moments in the lives of lost souls and lovers, adrift between West and East. Her personal, provocative and charming fables capture the sense of alienation thrown up by life in the modern world, and we join her characters in their search for human contact - and love - in rapidly-changing landscapes all around the globe.

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Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Chatto & Windus
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.244kg
ISBN:  

9780701184834


ISBN 10:   0701184833
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   07 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Witty and original...one of China's most successful literary exports Guardian Funny and melancholy, scintillatingly observed The Times Original, humorous and wise -- Amy Tan Xiaolu Guo is an instinctive witness; her atmospheric, unusually physical narratives are alive Irish Times


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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 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 Broadband 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 latest feature, She, A Chinese, is released in 2010 and has won the coveted Golden Leopard at the Locarno film festival; her new documentary Once Upon a Time Proletarian is currently screening at international film festivals.

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