20 Fragments Of A Ravenous Youth

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Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang the spirited heroine of this novel won’t be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home.

ISBN: 9780099512936 Author: Guo, Xiaolu Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 1st January 2009 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.1352 (edition:22) Pages: 204 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang won’t be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer’s movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO instant noodles. As Fenfang might say, Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn’t it about time I got my lucky break?

Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

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