A Lover's Discourse Guo, Xiaolu

A Lover's Discourse

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'It is hard not to be impressed by Guo's vivacious talent' Sunday Times

A story of desire, love and language - and the meaning of home - told through conversations between two lovers


A Chinese woman comes to London to start a new life, away from her old world. She knew she would be lonely, adrift in the city, but will her new relationship bring her closer to this land she has chosen, will their love give her a home?

A Lover's Discourse is an exploration of romantic love told through fragments of conversations between the two lovers. Playing with language and the cultural differences that her narrator encounters as she settles into life in a post-Brexit Britain, Xiaolu Guo shows us how this couple navigate these differences, and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a stifling flatshare in east London, or journeying through other continents together...

Suffused with a wonderful sense of humour, this intimate and tender novel asks universal questions: what is the meaning of home when we've been uprooted? How can a man and woman be together? And how best to find solid ground in a world of uncertainty?



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781784743505
BY (AUTHOR) Guo, Xiaolu
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : August 13, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Chatto & Windus
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Relating to British Asian people
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 135 mm
WEIGHT : 287 g

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DESCRIPTION : 'It is hard not to be impressed by Guo's vivacious talent' Sunday TimesA story of desire, love and language - and the meaning of home - told through conversations between two loversA Chinese woman comes to London to start a new life, away from her old world. She knew she would be lonely, adrift in the city, but will her new relationship bring her closer to this land she has chosen, will their love give her a home? A Lover's Discourse is an exploration of romantic love told through fragments of conversations between the two lovers. Playing with language and the cultural differences that her narrator encounters as she settles into life in a post-Brexit Britain, Xiaolu Guo shows us how this couple navigate these differences, and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a stifling flatshare in east London, or journeying through other continents together... Suffused with a wonderful sense of humour, this intimate and tender novel asks universal questions: what is the meaning of home when we've been uprooted? How can a man and woman be together? And how best to find solid ground in a world of uncertainty? PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781784743505 BY (AUTHOR) Guo, Xiaolu PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : August 13, 2020 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Chatto & Windus LANGUAGE : English AGE : Relating to British Asian people PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 216 mm x 135 mm WEIGHT : 287 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items