Lovers in the Age of Indifference

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In this collection of stories, writer & filmmaker, Xiaolu Guo zooms into tender & surreal moments in the lives of lost souls and lovers, adrift between West and East. Her personal, provocative & charming fables capture the sense of alienation thrown up by life in the modern world.

ISBN: 9780701184834 Author: Guo, Xiaolu Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th January 2010 Imprint: Chatto & Windus Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 214 Edition: Short stories Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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 fiancée 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.

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.

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