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 fellow, she adores.Zhuang – or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners – has come to London to check English, yet unearths herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who alterations every thing, top her right into a international of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't continually suggest similar to in China, and so that you can research the entire phrases within the English language and nonetheless no longer comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with gradually enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension the entire extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an completely unique novel approximately identification and the cultural divide.
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