Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up

Once upon a time in the East : a story of growing up

Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Novelist Xiaolu Guo writes the extraordinary story of her childhood in rural China, her young adulthood in the Beijing underground and her move to the West in search of freedom of expression

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Genre/Form: Barndomserindringer
Named Person: Xiaolu Gou
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 9781784740672 1784740675
OCLC Number: 1004506731
Awards: Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for Jhalak Prize 2018 (UK)
Short-listed for The Folio Prize 2018 (UK)
Description: 317 sider : illustrations


Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. This book takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a  Read more...


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Stunning...This book will make your jaw drop, then clench in anger. -- Helen Brown * Telegraph * Guo is rebellious, flamboyant and fundamentally optimistic...fascinating. -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland Read more...

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