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Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

Have you ever tried to learn another language? When Zhuang first arrives in London from China she feels like she is among an alien species. The city is disorientating, the people unfriendly, the language a muddle of personal pronouns and moody verbs. But with increasing fluency in English surviving turns to living. And they say that the best way to learn a language is to fall in love with a native speaker…

Selected from the book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.
A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Babies by Anne Enright
Depression by William Styron
Race by Toni Morrison
Home by Salman Rushdie

Reviews

An utterly captivating, and disorientating, journey both through language and through love

Independent

Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784872700

    May 29, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    112 pages

    RRP $7.99

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