Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

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Baker & Taylor
Alice Mannegan, an American translator in Beijing, joins professor Lin Shiyang on an archaeological expedition that becomes a breathtaking erotic journey across some of the most far-flung regions of China and into her past

Blackwell North Amer
At dawn in Beijing, Alice Mannegan pedals a bicycle through the deserted streets. An American by birth, a translator by profession, she spends her nights in Beijing's smoke-filled bars and the Chinese men she so desires never misunderstand her intentions. 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.
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 life. As they draw closer to unearthing the secret of Peking Man, as the group's every move is followed, their every whisper recorded, Alice and Lin find shelter in each other, slowly putting to rest the ghosts of their pasts.

Baker
& Taylor

Alice Mennegen, an American translator in Beijing, joins professor Lin Shiyang on an archaeological expedition that becomes a breathtaking erotic journey across some of the most far-flung regions of China and into her past. A first novel. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780385319348
0385319347
Branch Call Number: MON
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 12, 2011

Not what inspired Sophia Coppola to film Scarlet Johansen and Bill Murray jet lagged in Japan--but after that disappointment I found it to be very enjoyable and full of surprises. A modern 30-something woman making an unusual life for herself in China. Action, adventure and romance. It could be a movie.

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