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By Xiaolu Guo

ISBN-10: 0307455637

ISBN-13: 9780307455635

Language and love collide during this creative novel of a tender chinese language woman's trip to the West and her makes an attempt to appreciate the language, and the fellow, she adores.Zhuang – or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners – has come to London to check English, yet reveals herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who alterations every little thing, major her right into a international of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't consistently suggest kind of like in China, and so you might research all of the phrases within the English language and nonetheless now not comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with progressively bettering grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension all of the extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an completely unique novel approximately id and the cultural divide.

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Imagine that. I still couldn’t. I’d been living in this one-room efficiency, sharing a bathroom with four sour men. I expected the cabin to disappear as soon as I touched the door handle. An illusion. A trick. A game. Can you guess that I’m a bit of a skeptic? Doubt has a long history with me. Lake returned with my duffel bag. Hanging from his index finger, it looked as small as a fanny pack. ” I reached the steps that led up to my cabin, just a few. I touched the wooden door. A brass number hung on the front: 9.

The driver had opened one of the luggage bays. Now many of the passengers got out of their seats. Even one old woman whose snore had been louder than the bus engine. I’d thought for sure she was asleep, but she stopped in the middle of a snort and got up to take a peek. Even the nut leaned over an empty seat to take a gander. The old woman smiled at him. ” “It don’t matter,” he said. He sneered to seem defiant, but already his voice had weakened. It looked cold out there. The bus driver disappeared inside the luggage bay.

I reached for the wall with my right hand and shaded my eyes with the left. There, in the dim room, sat an enormous circular dining table with tall candles lit in its center. For a moment the table looked like a giant radio telescope, the kind scientists use to survey outer space, and the candles were its great antennae. I watched the flames flicker rhythmically as if messages were being received. I walked around the table, but didn’t touch. Wouldn’t even brush the tops of the chairs. There was a plush gray tablecloth that draped all the way to the floor.

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