I Am China

I Am China

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In a flat above a noisy north London market, translator Iona Kirkpatrick starts work on a Chinese letter: Dearest Mu, The sun is piercing, old bastard sky. I am feeling empty and bare. Nothing is in my soul, apart from the image of you. I am writing to you from a place I cannot tell you about yet…

In a detention centre in Dover exiled Chinese musician Jian is awaiting an unknown fate. In Beijing his girlfriend Mu sends desperate letters to London to track him down,… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


The lives of Jian and Mu, haunted by the turbulent history of Chinese politics (in particular, the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989), read like a eulogy for a lost vision of China.

I Am China, her latest novel, is a multilayered exploration of politics and culture across three continents.

At its best this novel has bold, refreshing things to say about art and politics.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Random House (June 05, 2014)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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