The Life of a Banana (häftad)
Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
2018-06-01
Förlag
Legend Press Ltd
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 20 mm
Vikt
400 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781787198562
The Life of a Banana (häftad)

The Life of a Banana

Häftad Engelska, 2018-06-01
119
Skickas inom 2-5 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige över 149 kr för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 2 format & utgåvor
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana - yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei. Her only friend is Jay - a mixed raced Jamaican boy with a passion for classical music. . Then Xing Li's life takes an even harsher turn: the school bullying escalates and her uncle requests she assist him in an unthinkable favour. Her happy childhood becomes a distant memory as her new life is infiltrated with the harsh reality of being an ethnic minority. Consumed by secrets, violence and confusing family relations, Xing Li tries to find hope wherever she can. In order to find her own identity, she must first discover what it means to be both Chinese and British. PP Wong has delivered a unique and realistic young adult drama that is bursting with original content style and emotion. What Reviewers and Readers Say: 'PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists ... bursting with original and exciting flavours,' The Independent 'A moving and optimistic debut about orphaned siblings coping with a new strict home and racial bullying,' The Guardian 'Life of a Banana is so refreshingly distinct. Read it, and you will soon find yourself wanting more,' Daily Mail 'Impeccably observed, often hilarious, and deeply moving... pitch-perfect,' David Henry Hwang
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. The Life of a Banana
  2. +
  3. Educated

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt Educated av Tara Westover (häftad).

Köp båda 2 för 228 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Recensioner i media

PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists ... bursting with original and exciting flavours'.--The Independant 'Life of a Banana is so refreshingly distinct. Read it, and you will soon find yourself wanting more'.--The Daily Mail 'Impeccably observed, often hilarious, and deeply moving...pitch-perfect'--David Henry Hwang 'A moving and optimistic debut about orphaned siblings coping with a new strict home and racial bullying'--The Gaurdian

Bloggat om The Life of a Banana

Övrig information

PP Wong was born in London in 1982. Her parents, both Chinese and originally from Singapore, moved between London and Asia during her childhood. She experienced prejudice throughout her schooling in the UK. PP Wong worked as an actress for six years, with her first job aged 15 when she was cast as 'Screaming Vietnamese girl' in a James Bond film. Other work includes performing in lead roles at the Soho Theatre in Moonwalking in Chinatown and BBC Radio 4's play Avenues of Eternal Peace about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.