London: Chatto & Windus, 2007. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by Xiaolu Guo on the title page. A Chinese girl adrift in London. An English man adrift in life. A whole dictionary of possible misunderstandings. Xiaolu Guo's first novel in deliberately bad English, shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. It's a romantic comedy about two lovers who don't speak each other's language. 8vo, 354 pages. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket that has some offsetting and soiling to the flaps. Item #749
Xiaolu Guo was born in a fishing village in south China and studied film at the Beijing Film Academy. She published six books in China before moving to London in 2002. She was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2013, a huge honor.