About this book
With strong reviews and its place on the Orange Prize shortlist, this quirky and entertaining novel is sure to be popular in its paperback edition. It is the story of what happens when a Chinese girl adrift in Britain falls for an Englishman adrift in life, and explores the endless possibilities for misunderstanding between East and West, men and women. '...An utterly captivating and disorientating journey both through language and through love' "Independent"
Twenty-three-year-old Zhuang arrives in London to spend a year learning English. Struggling to find her way in the city, and through the puzzles of tense, verb and adverb; she falls for an older Englishman and begins to realise that the landscape of love is an even trickier terrain...