A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole. Lost in Translation. Nicole Mones, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN But Alice’s sensuality is just one factor in Mones’s complex portrait of a woman. Lost in Translation Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the.

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To view it, click here. Want to Read saving…. See all 83 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Mones’ writing – I could literally feel the sexual tension between Lin and Alice, the yearning of Alice to be part of something. Unknown to the others, Dr. An absorbing, richly imagined, and intelligent debut.

A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. At dawn in Beijing, Alice Mannegan pedals a bicycle through the deserted streets. Alice, the main character, is so intelligent, erotic, and likable that I didn’t want her story to end. I love it and I want to read Nicole Mones other 2 books, one on my kindle and one I just ordered in Paperback, didn’t like the print on kindle for that one, for some reason.

Its powerful impact confirms the extraordinary gifts of a master storyteller, Nicole Mones. The cultural, historical, and linguistic details – drawn from the author’s own experiences in China – deliciously enrich the novel.

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Her 4th book not listed here is about an American black jazz musician who winds up in Shanghai in the 30’s when Communists take over, yet manages to keep working, living on lpst grand scale compared to the USA and finds love. They travel into the desert with 2 Chinese professors, Dr.

May 24, Ruth rated loxt really liked it Shelves: Love in all its forms–human, sexual, divine, between a nation and its history, a man and his past, a father and his daughter–drives the story to its breathtaking finish.

This haunting examination of actively choosing to be in a minority as a sort of penance is stitched into a treasure hunt and a bungling sort of Big Brother-ish governmental scheme. That brings up another point. I liked it, but could have “really” liked it, had it been tighter and crisper overall.

To assist him with his quest, the archeologist hires a young American woman as a translator, the daughter of a racist Texas Congressman.

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This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat I love the history and culture, I get annoyed by the recurring plot. When she was a small child, he gave a pro-segregation speech that incited a race riot. Whatever, I’m glad I did pick lodt up even though it has nothing to do with the movie at allbecause I thoroughly enjoyed it. Here in his world she was trapped in an intolerable corner, which seemed to grow tighter and tighter translwtion year.

Mones succeeds in integrating archeological history, spiritual philosophy and cultural dislocation into a tale of identity on hicole levels. It is more fiction than historical fiction, but it is a good interesting fast read. I didn’t realize how similar they were when when I started this rant. From the Trade Paperback edition. Hard to believe that this was published almost 30 years ago. They encounter great hurdles and difficulties, but in the process, they change and grow.


Delta May 11, Language: All around her rushes the air of China, the scent of history and change, of a world where she has come to escape her father’s love and her own pain. See and discover other items: May 28, Fatma Al-Ajmi rated it really liked it. Stay in Touch Sign hranslation. This was a very strange book, very disconnected.

Hired by an archaeologist searching for the bones of Peking Man, Alice joins an expedition that penetrates a vast, uncharted land and brings Professor Lin Shiyang into her trnslation.

Feb 28, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of all the love story ends in almost exactly the same way in every book. Any questions, write me at staceypaints2 charter. The characters in The Last Chinese Chef were more earnest and the plot more poignant — I recommend it. Ib great debut novel!

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Each, it seems, has an ulterior reason for being where they are and doing what they do, and it is in the subtle play of personalities, motivations, and misunderstandings that Lost in Translation finds its rhythm. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.