A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

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 guy, 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 adjustments every little thing, prime her right into a international of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't continuously suggest almost like in China, and for you to research all of the phrases within the English language and nonetheless now not comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with gradually enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension all of the extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an totally unique novel approximately id and the cultural divide.

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