Concise Chinese-English Dict For Lovers


What happens when a Chinese woman falls in love with an Englishman and realises that learning the language doesn’t necessarily lead to understanding? Funny, sexy, romantic and sad, ‘A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers’ is a love story for the modern age.

ISBN: 9780099501473 Author: Guo, Xiaolu Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 3rd January 2008 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 353 Edition: |1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction

Twenty-three-year-old Zhuang (or Z as she calls herself – Westerners cannot pronounce her name) arrives in London to spend a year learning English. Struggling to find her way in the city, and through the puzzles of tense, verb and adverb; she falls for an older Englishman and begins to realise that the landscape of love is an even trickier terrain…

Xiaolu Guo was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists

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