A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
- by Xiaolu Guo -
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Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0701180382
ISBN-13: 9780701180386
Synopsis 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...

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2007 and Xiaolu Guo was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.
Tags: english, love, novel
Guo Xiaolu
Novelist and award-winning film-maker, Guo Xiaolu has found considerable success in both genres. A controversial cultural figure with a unique vantage point, she has published seven works of poignant and witty novels, including A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. Her forthcoming...
Xiaolu Guo
Guo Xiaolu is a highly controversial novelist and filmmaker who lives in England. She specializes in a unique genre called film essays. I asked her what she meant by that.
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