I Am China

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Nan A. Talese | Sep 02, 2014 | 384 Pages | ISBN 9780385538725

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    Nan A. Talese | Sep 02, 2014 | 384 Pages | ISBN 9780385538725

Praise

Longslisted for the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction!

“Beautifully rendered.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A harrowing glimpse into post-Tiananmen repression in China…a mix of dissident rhetoric and heartbreak that turns on one couple’s story.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Guo’s bittersweet tale of love and politics with a soupçon of obsession plays out against the contrast between East and West…This is truly a finely crafted novel whose characters will remain in memory long after reading the final page.” —Booklist

I Am China feels like promise fulfilled: a book so piercingly urgent and relevant it is as if Guo has not so much published it as pressed it into your hand the very moment after writing the final sentence…An extraordinary and important book.” The Independent

“[Guo’s] dark, witty fiction examines the interface between east and west, often through acutely observed tales of personal relationships…This novel has bold, refreshing things to say about art and politics.” Financial Times

“With I Am China, Xiaolu Guo has completed her metamorphosis from an exile writing about displacement in a second language to a writer who seems to occupy two worlds at once, with a discerning eye cast on each and the myriad intersections between them.”—Toronto Star

“[A] complex and fascinating political narrative. The lives of Jian and Mu, haunted by the turbulent history of Chinese politics (in particular, the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989), read like a eulogy for a lost vision of China.The Observer

“[Guo] vividly captures the mixed emotions of the youths of 1980s about their home country and the impact on their lives decades after.”—The Asian Review of Books

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