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Farewell to China

I Am China tells the bittersweet romance of two Chinese exiles

Published on Aug 24, 2014 6:35 PM
 

I AM CHINA

By Xiaolu Guo

Chatto & Windus/Paperback/384 pages/ $26.95/Major bookstores/****

I Am China is full of duelling dualities, from individuals moving between English and Chinese - one an inherited language and the other chosen - to the ideological chasm between the staunch communists of Mao's time and their punk-rock-embracing, Westward-looking children.

 
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