By Xiaolu Guo
Language and love collide during this artistic 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 alterations every thing, best her right into a global of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't continuously suggest kind of like in China, and so that you can study the entire phrases within the English language and nonetheless now not comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with progressively bettering 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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Arthur smacks her on the ass . . She hides her face in her arms when he screws her ... Sid makes a farewell speech while he is climbing into his pants. Modesty! Miss Cavendish covers herself with a sheet and keeps her eyes turned away until we're all safely in our clothes. We have found her hospitality bewitching, Sid tells her . . perhaps we may call again tomorrow . . say at nine? . and he has a friend or two who would like to know her . . Ernest sits rolling a cigarette, spilling most of the tobacco down his coat front.
A man spits at her as she laughs in his face. A sailor tosses his beer. I can feel my balls creeping in my pants . . Christ, can't the bitch see what's doing? Some of these bozos are drunk enough to beat her to death . . One big bastard knocks over his chair and sways toward her . . he stands over her and raises his fists over his head . . Rosita laughs and his face grows livid . . the muscles bunch heavily in his arms . . Somehow the cunt is on her feet. The big guy reaches towards her like a bear .
Someone shouts in Spanish. Everyone in the room laughs, and Rosita tosses a dark smile over her shoulder. Someone pinches her ass. She shrills and leaps away, changing the leap into a bold drunken step and the cry into a dancing shout . . Her hips squirm wildly . . . " the cry comes from many throats as the dance changes. She's fucking now, fucking some image in her mind . . Fucking all of us . . She throws her ass forward and back. . You can almost see the fingers running across her belly, down her arms, along the moving hips.