By Xiaolu Guo
Language and love collide during this creative 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 alterations every little thing, major her right into a international of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't constantly suggest kind of 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 progressively enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension the entire extra poignant. With glowing wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an totally unique novel approximately identification and the cultural divide.
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It had terrified her at first. She舗d worried that she was like her mother, and that parenthood wouldn舗t be a good thing. But she discovered, to her profound relief, that she was the complete opposite of her own mother. Perhaps her youth had helped in that. God knew Mom had not been young when Meredith was born. Jeff shook his head. It was a minute gesture, barely even a movement, but she saw it. She had always been attuned to him, and lately their mutual disappointments seemed to create sound, like a high-pitched whistle that only she could hear.
A few days later, Nina was in Namibia, in a rented Land Rover, with Danny at the wheel. It was only seven in the morning and already the December sun was bright and warm. By one o舗clock, the temperature would be somewhere around 115 degrees, and it could well be hotter. The road舒if you could call it that舒was really a river of thick reddish gray sand that sucked at the car舗s tires and sent them careening one way and then the other. Nina held on to the door handle and sat up straight, trying to make her body work like a shock absorber, rolling with the motion.
Reprinted with permission by Darhansoff Verrill Feldman Literary Agents. Š LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Hannah, Kristin. 舒1st ed. ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠp. cm. ŠŠISBN 978-0-312-36412-0 1. ŠŠ2. ŠŠ3. ŠŠ4. ŠŠI. Title. 54舒dc22 2009039230 First Edition: February 2010 Š 10ŠŠŠŠ9ŠŠŠŠ8ŠŠŠŠ7ŠŠŠŠ6ŠŠŠŠ5ŠŠŠŠ4ŠŠŠŠ3ŠŠŠŠ2ŠŠŠŠ1 Š Š Š Š Š This Special Edition Includes: A Conversation with Kristin Hannah St Petersburg Church of the Savior on Blood An Essay on Research by the Author Recipes Featured in the Book To my husband, Benjamin, as always; to my mother舒I wish I had listened to more of your life stories when I had the chance; to my dad and Debbie舒thanks for the trip of a lifetime and memories that will last even longer; and to my beloved Tucker舒I am so proud of you.