By Xiaolu Guo
Language and love collide during this artistic 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 review English, yet unearths herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who alterations every thing, prime her right into a global of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't regularly suggest almost like in China, and so you might examine the entire phrases within the English language and nonetheless no longer comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with gradually enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension the entire extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an completely unique novel approximately id and the cultural divide.
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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo