Xiaolu Guo

I Am China

Xiaolu Guo

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Xiaolu Guo’s book speaks of rock 'n' roll, revolution, and romance are seductively woven together in this intense and moving novel from the author of Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. In her flat in north London, Iona Kirkpatrick sets to work on a new project translating a collection of letters and diaries by a Chinese musician. With each letter and journal entry, Iona becomes more and more intrigued with the unfolding story of two lovers: Jian, a punk rocker who believes there is no art without political commitment, and Mu, the young woman he loves as fiercely as his ideals.

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a Chinese-British novelist and filmmaker, who explores journeys, translation, and transnational identity. Her book, "Village of Stone", was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. "A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers" was recognized for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2007.

I Am China: A Novel

In her flat in north London, Iona Kirkpatrick sets to work on a new project translating a collection of letters and diaries by a Chinese musician. With each letter and journal entry, Iona becomes more and more intrigued with the unfolding story of two lovers: Jian, a punk rocker who believes there is no art without political commitment, and Mu, the young woman he loves as fiercely as his ideals.

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