Tuesday 10th June 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Chargeable Event
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
From Xiaolu Guo, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, comes a rich, bold, many-layered portrait of East meets West and a tragic love story.
In a flat above a noisy north London market, translator Iona Kirkpatrick starts work on a Chinese letter. In a detention centre in Dover exiled Chinese musician Jian is awaiting an unknown fate. In Beijing his girlfriend Mu sends desperate letters to London to track him down, her last memory of them together a roaring rock concert and Jian the king on stage. Until the state police stormed in. As Iona unravels the story of these Chinese lovers from their first flirtations at Beijing University to Jian's march in the Jasmine Revolution, Jian and Mu seem to be travelling further and further away from each other while Iona feels more and more alive. Intoxicated by their romance, Iona sets out to bring them back together, but time seems to be running out.
Xiaolu Guo talks about the inspiration behind her novel and her other work as a writer and filmmaker.
Xiaolu Guo was born in China and now lives in London. She is the author of Village of Stone, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, UFO in her Eyes, recently made into an award-winning film by Xiaolu herself, and a collection of short stories, Lovers in the Age of Indifference.
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Author photograph © Stephen Barker