Reviews

  • Written in deliberately bad English, this is a wonderful comic romance

    Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
  • An utterly captivating, and disorientating, journey both through language and through love

    Independent
  • Guo uses her minimalist messed-up prose not just to tell an affecting coming-of-age story but to ask deep questions about the real differences between Chinese and British culture and language

    Independent on Sunday
  • Funny and charming...more than a love story; its psychology is politically acute, and things noted lightly in it linger in the mind

    Guardian
  • It is impossible not to be charmed by her matter-of-factness. As the story grows in complexity with Z's growing vocabulary - the narration acquires fluency and tenses almost imperceptibly - it is equally hard not to be impressed by Guo's vivacious talent

    Sunday Times

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