I Am China

I Am China

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Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize

In a flat above a noisy north London market, translator Iona Kirkpatrick starts work on a Chinese letter. Two lovers, Mu and Jian, have been driven apart by forces beyond their control.

As Iona unravels the story of the lovers, Jian and Mu seem to be travelling further and further away from each other. Iona, intoxicated by their romance, sets out to bring them back together, but time is running out.

Xiaolu Guo was named… (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.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage Digital (June 05, 2014)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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