A Lover's Discourse

(Author)
Available

Description

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2020*
*LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2021*

'It is hard not to be impressed by Guo's vivacious talent' Sunday Times


A story of desire, love and language - and the meaning of home - told through conversations between two lovers


A Chinese woman comes to London to start a new life, away from her old world. She knew she would be lonely, adrift in the city, but will her new relationship bring her closer to this land she has chosen, will their love give her a home?

A Lover's Discourse is an exploration of romantic love told through fragments of conversations between the two lovers. Playing with language and the cultural differences that her narrator encounters as she settles into life in a post-Brexit Britain, Xiaolu Guo shows us how this couple navigate these differences, and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a stifling flatshare in east London, or journeying through other continents together...

Suffused with a wonderful sense of humour, this intimate and tender novel asks universal questions: what is the meaning of home when we've been uprooted? How can a man and woman be together? And how best to find solid ground in a world of uncertainty?

Product Details

Price
£14.99  £13.94
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781784743499

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate
We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.