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The lost and forgotten languages of Shanghai =

Ruiyan Xu

The lost and forgotten languages of Shanghai =

Zai Shanghai shi luo de yu yan

by Ruiyan Xu

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations),
  • Love stories,
  • Americans,
  • Neurologists,
  • Brain damage,
  • Patients,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesZai Shanghai shi luo de yu yan
    StatementRuiyan Xu
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3624.U3 L67 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340 p. ;
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24880730M
    ISBN 10031258654X
    ISBN 109780312586546
    LC Control Number2010029210
    OCLC/WorldCa606786158

      The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai: A Novel by Ruiyan Xu, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® Li Jing, a happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai when a gas explosion rips through the building. A shard of glass pierces Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpBrand: St. Martin's Press.   Book review - Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai. From Nine To Noon, am on 20 October Share this. Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook; Book review - The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan; A potted garden history; Get the RNZ app. for easy access to all your favourite programmes.

      Advance Praise for THE LOST AND FORGOTTEN LANGUAGES OF SHANGHAI: "From the explosion of its first pages to the searing emotion of its last, The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is a novel that burns with the heat of clashing cultures and love transformed. Ruiyan Xu is a wonderful writer with a perfect ear for both the words and the silences that define us.". The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is her first novel. Ruiyan won the the Hochstadt Award from Hedgebrook and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists; she has been awarded residencies by the Anderson Center, the Espy Foundation, Jentel, Millay, Ragdale, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts/5().

    Li Jing, a high-flying financier, has just joined his father for dinner at the grand Swan Hotel in central Shanghai when, without warning, the ground begins to rumble, shifts, then explodes in a roar of hot, unfurling air. As Li Jing drags his unconscious father out of the collapsing building, a single shard of glass whistles through the air and neatly pierces his forehead.   The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai Ruiyan Xu Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Paperback UK Edition, £ Kindle US hard cover: $ (pbk. to be released October ) Kindle US download, $ This debut novel from Shanghai-born Ruiyan Xu is an exploration into the powerful role language plays in human relationships, and how the loss.


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"The Lost and Languages of Shanghai" is a hauntingly beautiful tale through which author Ruiyan Xu explores the subtle nuances of language and the role it plays in culture, identity, and relationships. When an accident severs Li Jing from his ability to speak Chinese, he is forced to communicate only in his nearly forgotten childhood English/5.

Beyond the luminous prose and wise characterization, "The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai" also seduces the reader with its gorgeous and precise depiction of the scenery of Shanghai and towards the end of the book of the surrounding countryside.

A western reader finds this to be a surprisingly domesticated and romantic setting/5(23). The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is Ruiyan Xu's dazzling debut novel about the power of love and language Li Jing, a successful, happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai when a gas explosion shatters the building.

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is her debut novel. About The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai.

An explosion reverberates through the Swan Hotel in Shanghai, and it is not just shards of glass that come crashing down. Li Jing and Zhou Meiling find their marriage rocked to its foundations by the loss of the language. Author description Ruiyan Xu was born in Shanghai and moved to the USA at the age of ten.

She graduated from Brown University and lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is her first novel. The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai - Read book online Read online: When an explosion reverberates through the Swan Hotel in Shanghai, it is not just shards of glass and rubble that come crashing down.

Li Jing and Z As many books as you want. The Lost and Forgotten Language of Shanghai is, for the most part, an innovative and entertaining novel. Set in modern-day China, the book combines a look into day-to-day life in Shanghai with an exploration of the importance of love, language, and the connection between the two/5.

About the Author Ruiyan Xu was born in Shanghai and moved to the USA at the age of ten. She graduated from Brown University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is her first novel/5(19). The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Ruiyan Xu. Imagine waking up to find you can no longer speak your own language.

That's the situation facing Li Jing at the start of this culture-clash tale. Hectic, steamy Shanghai is beautifully evoked as Li Jing and American visitor, Rosalyn, are drawn to each other by their shared inability to.

With gorgeous prose and a dazzling sense of place, The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai introduces a brilliant storyteller, who shows us the power of language in both our public and our private relationships. The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai 作者: Xu, Ruiyan 副标题: Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai 出版年: 页数: 定价: 元 ISBN: The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is Ruiyan Xu's dazzling debut novel about the power of love and language Li Jing, a successful, happily married businessman, is dining at a grand hotel in Shanghai when a gas explosion shatters the building.

A shard of glass neatly pierces Li Jing's forehead—obliterating his ability to speak Brand: St. Martin's Publishing Group. The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai, by Ruiyan Xu, tells the story of a Chinese businessman who, after a traumatic accident, loses the ability to speak Chinese.

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai Reading this book is like watching a slowly sinking ship. There is an initial crisis and then the characters slowly sink into worse circumstances through their inability to deal with life changing events.

I felt sorry for the characters but. Book review: The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai (Bloomsbury, £), by Ruiyan Xu, displays a delightfully evocative writing style.

The lost and forgotten languages of Shanghai. [Ruiyan Xu] -- This is the story about a bilingual aphasia patient, his ability to speak his native language is obliterated in an accident. A sensitive exploration of the power of words and of silence, this book is Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

"From the explosion of its first pages to the searing emotion of its last,  The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai is a novel that burns with the heat of clashing cultures and love transformed. Ruiyan Xu is a wonderful writer with a perfect ear for both the words and the silences that define us.".

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Ruiyan Xu’s poignant and impressive debut, The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai, explores such conundrums. The book opens with a dramatically rendered scene: a Shanghai hotel torn apart by a massive and violent gas explosion.

Among the survivors is Li Jing, a businessman who has sustained severe head injuries. Li Jing, a high-flying financier, has just joined his father for dinner at the grand Swan Hotel in central Shanghai when, without warning, the ground begins to rumble.

It shifts like a pre-historic animal, then explodes in a roar of hot, unfurling air.About the Edition This is the story about a bilingual aphasia patient, his ability to speak his native language is obliterated in an accident.

A sensitive exploration of the power of words and of silence, this book is a wonderfully evocative debut about love and language, duty and passion, in a vibrant modern city of : The lost and forgotten languages of Shanghai. [Ruiyan Xu] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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