A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

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When a young Chinese woman, newly arrived in London, moves in with her English boyfriend, she decides it’s time to write a Chinese-English dictionary for lovers. Xiaolu’s first novel in English is an utterly original journey of self-disco ...Continua
Christine Chow...
Ha scritto il 20/02/11

Great reading on the plane but not the standard of classic literature. The beginning was witty and fun, then it got progressively darker.

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Ha scritto il 24/09/10
natalia
Ha scritto il 25/04/10
funny, sensitive, bittersweet
I liked this book very much, for several reasons. The story of a young Chinese girl from the south of the country, who moves to London to learn English, and then learns a lot more than just the language. It's a sweet, melancholy bildungsroman about a...Continua
Riccia
Ha scritto il 15/01/10
"Love", this English word: like other English words it has tense. "Loved" or "will love" or "have loved". All these specific tenses mean Love is time-limited thing. Not infinite. It only exist in particular period of time. In Chinese love has no tens...Continua
mrpeterryan
Ha scritto il 10/01/10
Sweet
How a Chinese girl adapts to live in Europe (predominately London England). Skillfully written, often made me smile - with the confusion encountered through the contrast in culture and language. Wanted to hug her at times and tell her that everything...Continua

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