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|Title||:||Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth|
|Publisher||:||Nan A. Talese|
|Number of Pages||:||172|
|Category||:||Fiction, China, Asia, Contemporary, Asian literature|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth p From the author of the Orange Prize finalist i A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers i comes a wholly original and thoroughly captivating coming of age story that follows a bright impassioned young woman as she rushes headlong into the maelstrom of a rapidly changing Beijing to chase her dreams .
Twenty one year old Fenfang Wang has traveled one thousand eight hundred miles to seek her fortune in contemporary urban Beijing and has no desire to return to the drudgery of the sweet potato fields back home However Fenfang is ill prepared for what greets her a Communist regime that has outworn its welcome a city under rampant destruction and slap dash development and a sexist attitude seemingly more in keeping with her peasant upbringing than the country s progressive capital Yet Fenfang is determined to live a modern life With courage and purpose she forges ahead and soon lands a job as a film extra While playing roles like i woman walking over the bridge i and i waitress wiping a table i help her eke out a meager living Fenfang comes under the spell of two unsuitable young men keeps her cupboard stocked with UFO noodles and after mastering the fever and tumult of the city ultimately finds her true independence in the one place she never expected .
At once wry and moving i Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth i gives us a clear eyed glimpse into the precarious and fragile state of China s new identity and asserts Xiaolu Guo as her generation s voice of modern China p