Lovers in the Age of Indifference

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

Discover love and desire from around the globe

A marriage splinters during a game of mah jong
A depressed fiancée is lifted by a mid-air encounter with a Hollywood legend
A mountain keeper watches over a lonely temple but is perturbed when, finally, a visitor dares to arrive.

The lovers you'll encounter in Lovers in the Age of Indifference may come from across the world, but they all share a tough, romantic spirit. Written in a warm, witty prose, writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo's engagingly maverick collection of stories zooms in on moments in the lives of lost souls and lovers in a tender and surreal fashion. Enchantingly moving between West and East, Guo's personal, provocative and charming fables capture the sense of alienation thrown up by life in the modern world. Follow her characters in their search for human contact - and love - in rapidly-changing landscapes all around the globe

'Xiaolu Guo is an instinctive witness; her atmospheric, unusually physical narratives are alive' Irish Times

Book information

ISBN: 9780701184834
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 248g
Height: 215mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 18mm