Imagen del editor
Título: 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth-DOUBLE ...
Editorial: Chatto & Windus, London
Año de publicación: 2008
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition.
Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. A new copy in mint condition. Signed by the author to the title page in both the English and Chinese. No other inscription or dedication. Blackwell's 'Signed First Edition' sticker to front panel. Publisher's price sticker to front panel of dustwrapper as issued. Removal of another price sticker has lifted a patch of laminate. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 006050
'So I was the 6787th person in Beijing wanting to act in the film and TV industry. There were 6786 young and beautiful, or ugly and old people before me trying to get a role. I felt the competition, but compared with 1.6 billion people in China, 6786 was only the population of my village. I felt an urge to conquer this new village.'
Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang - the spirited heroine of Xiaolu Guo's new novel - won't be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer's movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO instant noodles. As Fenfang might say, Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn't it about time I got my lucky break?
'Xiaolu Guo has a light touch and her novel is fresh and readable' -- TLS
`her atmospheric, unusually physical narratives are alive and attractively insistent, inspired variations on the theme of quest...' -- Irish Times
'A poignant and playful coming-of-age story and a love-letter to a Beijing rarely seen by Western readers' -- The Bookseller
'All of Xialou's engaging and sometimes touching `fragments' are accompanied by a photograph depicting city life.' -- The Herald
`[a] graceful, subtle novel ... a piece of art that portrays human determination through evocative photos and simple narration.'
-- Sunday Herald
Opciones de pago
Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:
Librería en AbeBooks desde: 16 de septiembre de 2009
All sales refundable if books do not meet descriptions. Every effort is made to
describe books accurately.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Tel: 01874 711805
Descripción de la librería: Private seller