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I Am China

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In a flat above a noisy North London market, translator Iona Kirkpatrick starts work on a Chinese letter: "Dearest Mu, The sun is piercing, old bastard sky. I am feeling empty and bare. Nothing is in my soul, apart from the image of you. I am writing to you from a place I cannot tell you about yet...."

In a detention centre in Dover, exiled Chinese musician Jian is awaiting an unknown fate. In Beijing his girlfriend, Mu, sends desperate letters to London to track him down, her last memory of them together a roaring rock concert and Jian the king on stage. Until the state police stormed in.

As Iona unravels the story of these Chinese lovers from their first flirtations at Beijing University to Jian's march in the Jasmine Revolution, Jian and Mu seem to be travelling further and further away from each other while Iona feels more and more alive. Intoxicated by their romance, Iona sets out to bring them back together, but time seems to be running out....

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: I Am China: A Novel
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 0-385-53871-5 / 978-0-385-53871-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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June 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 0-7011-8819-7 / 978-0-7011-8819-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 0-09-958373-9 / 978-0-09-958373-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 0-8041-7047-9 / 978-0-8041-7047-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
ISBN: 0-7011-8820-0 / 978-0-7011-8820-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: I Am China: A Novel
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: I Am China
Author(s): Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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