A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
Language and love collide in this inventive novel of a young Chinese woman's journey to the West and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.Zhuang – or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners – has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cult...
I completely identified with this book. It brilliantly captures the feeling of immersing yourself in a foreign language and culture. What happens when you begin to fluently speak, live and love in another language is fascinating. The author manages to convey so very well, how the beliefs impregna...
Recommended by Ricci
it just wasn't my cup of tea..i couldn't sympathise with any of the characters, moreover the writing style didn't suit me.
This book was recommended to me from a good friend, and it turns out it is a really good book. I'm terrible at actually liking books I get recommended, so that was nice.The book is about a Chinese girl who moves to England to learn English, and it's written in some sort of diary form. What is so gen...