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UFO in Her Eyes [Paperback]

Xiaolu Guo
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Review

"Guo's humour is bracingly ironic and tinderbox dry" (The Times)

"A fast moving, barbed polemic...a sharp little book in which the legacy of the Cultural Revolution shimmers and festers... A writer to read, a writer who makes every word count" (Irish Times)

"A breath of the freshest air imaginable. She cuts through the smog of hype and platitude" (Boyd Tonkin Independent)

"Sprightly... the comedy is neatly poised... a damning portrait of totalitarian China" (Scotland on Sunday)

"The novel resonates in revelations of loss and pain" (Guardian)

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`the comedy is neatly poised' --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Book of a Lifetime --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

"Guo's humour is bracingly ironic and tinderbox dry." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description

A tale of the unexpected from Orange Prize shortlisted Xiaolu Guo, also named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.

From the Back Cover

'A breath of the freshest air imaginable. She cuts through the smog of hype and platitude' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Silver Hill Village, 2012. On the twentieth day of the seventh moon Kwok Yun is making her way across the rice fields on her Flying Pigeon bicycle. Her world is turned upside down when she sights a UFThing - a spinning plate in the sky - and helps the Westerner in distress whom she discovers in the shadow of the alien craft. It's not long before the village is crawling with men from the National Security and Intelligence Agency armed with pointed questions. And when the Westerner that Kwok Yun saved repays her kindness with a large dollar cheque she becomes a local celebrity, albeit under constant surveillance...

'Guo's humour is bracingly ironic and tinderbox dry' The Times

'Sprightly...the comedy is neatly poised...a damning portrait of totalitarian China' Scotland on Sunday

'Guo is an astute and challenging innovator' Guardian

'A fast-moving, barbed polemic...a sharp little book in which the the legacy of the Cultural Revolution simmers and festers' Irish Times

About the Author

Xiaolu Guo was born in south China. She studied film at the Beijing Film Academy and published six books in China before she moved to London in 2002. The English translation of Village of Stone was shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her first novel written in English, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, published in 2008, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Xiaolu's film career continues to flourish; her feature, She, A Chinese, was released in 2009 and her documentary Once Upon a Time Proletarian has been screened at international film festivals such as Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. I Am China is her most recent novel. In 2013 she was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.
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