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Read online Petit Dictionnaire Chinois Anglais Pour Amants.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Petit Dictionnaire Chinois Anglais Pour Amants i A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers i heralds the American debut of a remarkably gifted young writer .

Twenty three year old Zhuang the daughter of shoe factory owners in rural China has come to London to study English She calls herself Z because English people can t pronounce her name but she s no better at their language Set loose to find her way through a confusion of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps she winds up lodging with a Chinese family and thinks she might as well not have left home But then she meets an English man who changes everything From the moment he smiles at her she enters a new world of sex freedom and self discovery But she also realizes that in the West love does not always mean the same as in China and that you can learn all the words in the English language and still not understand your lover .

Drawing on her diaries from when she first arrived in the UK Xiaolu Guo winningly writes the story in steadily improving English grammar and vocabulary Freshly humorous sexy and poignant i A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers i is an utterly original novel about language identity and the cultural divide by Xiaolu Guo

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Petit Dictionnaire Chinois Anglais Pour Amants
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Category:Fiction, China, Contemporary, Novels
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When a young Chinese woman newly arrived in London moves in with her English boyfriend she decides it s time to write a Chinese English dictionary for lovers Xiaolu s first novel in English is an utterly original journey of self discovery, 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 fianc e 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 br br 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, Xiaolu Guo is one of the most acclaimed Chinese born writers of her generation an iconoclastic and completely contemporary voice Her vivid poignant memoir i Nine Continents i is the story of a curious mind coming of age in an inhospitable country and her determination to seek a life beyond the limits of its borders br br Xiaolu Guo has traveled further than most to become who she needed to be Now as she experiences the birth of her daughter in a London maternity ward surrounded by women from all over the world she looks back on that journey It begins in the fishing village shack on the East China Sea where her illiterate grandparents raised her and brings her to a rapidly changing Beijing full of contradictions a thriving underground art scene amid mass censorship curious Westerners who held out affection only to disappear back home Eventually Xiaolu determined to see the world beyond China for herself and now after fifteen years in Europe her words resonate with the insight of someone both an outsider and at home in a world far beyond the country of her birth br br i Nine Continents i presents a fascinating portrait of China in the eighties and nineties how the Cultural Revolution shaped families and how the country s economic ambitions gave rise to great change It is also a moving testament to the birth of a creative spirit and of a new generation being raised to become citizens of the world It confirms Xiaolu Guo as one of world literature s most urgent voices, A bewitching novel about memory loss and the search for redemption from one of China s freshest voices br br Coral and her frisbee obsessed boyfriend Red live in a cramped tower block in the megalopolis that is modern day Beijing The epitome of disaffected youth their already fragile existence is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious fishy package As the smells of the sea wash over her Coral is transported back to a traumatic childhood dominated by solitude fear and shame Coral was raised by silent grandparents among the stern and superstitious fishermen of the remote village of Stone Shunned from birth as a bringer of ill fortune and exposed to the malevolent forces of a closed off society she immersed herself in the minutiae of the landscape around her At fifteen she escaped to the big city and shut the door on the darkness of her past br br As the narrative darts between the forbidding sprawl of Beijing and the rhythms of a tiny coastal village our narrator struggles to navigate a path through painful and hidden memories of a time spent helpless cold and alone But when a sick old man appears on Coral s doorstep the past and present shockingly converge and she is forced to confront the secrets of her history in order to realize her dreams for the future br br Beautifully poetic lyrical and haunting yet infused with a quiet and gentle humour b Village of Stone b is a startling and bewitching novel from one of contemporary China s freshest voices br br br i From the Trade Paperback edition i