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 review English, yet unearths herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who adjustments every little thing, major her right into a global of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't continually suggest just like in China, and for you to examine all of the phrases within the English language and nonetheless no longer comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with progressively enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension all of the extra poignant. With gleaming wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an totally unique novel approximately identification and the cultural divide.

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