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Xiaolu Guo
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Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973. After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy, she published a number of books in China. Since 2002, she has been dividing her time between London and Beijing. She has written and directed award-winning documentaries; her first feature film “How is Your Fish Today” has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival 2007. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, her third novel, is the first one she has written in English.

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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.95

Language and love collide in this inventive novel of a young Chinese woman's journey to the West and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.

Zhuang—or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners—has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and... Read more >
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I Am China
A Novel
Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95

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I Am China
A Novel
Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
A Novel
Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $9.99

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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.00

The latest novel from Orange Prize finalist Xiaolu Guo is the enchantingly comic story of a young Chinese woman's life as a film extra in hyper-modern, tumultuous Beijing.

Though twenty-one-year-old Fenfang Wang has traveled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in urban Beijing, she is ill-prepared for what greets her: a Communist... Read more >
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