UFO in Her Eyes

Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
ISBN:  

9780099526674


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   07 January 2010
Format:   Paperback
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Silver Hill Village, 2012. On the twentieth day of the seventh moon Kwok Yun is making her way across the rice fields on her Flying Pigeon bicycle. Her world is turned upside down when she sights a UFThing - a spinning plate in the sky - and helps the Westerner in distress whom she discovers in the shadow of the alien craft. It's not long before the village is crawling with men from the National Security and Intelligence Agency armed with pointed questions. And when the Westerner that Kwok Yun saved repays her kindness with a large dollar cheque she becomes a local celebrity, albeit under constant surveillance...

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Author:   Xiaolu Guo
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.183kg
ISBN:  

9780099526674


ISBN 10:   0099526670
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   07 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Guo's humour is bracingly ironic and tinderbox dry The Times An entertaining read with a distinctive voice - and her most ambitious work yet Financial Times The novel resonates in revelations of loss and pain Guardian A fast moving, barbed polemic...a writer to read, a writer who makes every word count Irish Times A breath of the freshest air imaginable. She cuts through the smog of hype and platitude Independent


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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; in 2007, she was Cannes Film Festival Cinefondation resident, based in Paris.

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