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Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin (Daunt)

“He arrived muffled up in a woollen coat.” ELISA Shua Dusapin is Korean, Swiss and French all of which infuse this short would-be love story, told in staccato English, as if the grammar were Korean hieroglyphics. Out of season, the … Continue reading

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A concise Chinese-English dictionary for lovers by Xiaolu Guo (Vintage)

“Usually the man says a thing, and the woman questions it.” AN easy, very literal conceit: young Chinese girl meets middle aged white Englishman. Be my guest, he says. And so she moves in with him. Unfortunately for her he … Continue reading

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