Repeat After Me

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Overlook Press, 2009 - Fiction - 319 pages
18 Reviews
A dazzlingly rich and funny novel by "a real China doll" (Entertainment Weekly)

Rachel DeWoskin is a writer who has been lauded for her "razor-sharp descriptions" (The Wall Street Journal), her "considerable cultural and linguistic resources" (The New Yorker), and her rare ability to offer a "real insider's look at life in modern China" (The Economist). Now DeWoskin, author of the laughout-loud funny and poignant Foreign Babes in Beijing, returns with a new novel about modern China and one American girl's struggle to find herself there.

Aysha is a twenty-two-year-old New Yorker putting the pieces of her life back in place after her parents' divorce and her own nervous breakdown when a young Chinese student named Da Ge flips her world upside-down. In a love story that spans decades and continents, from the Tiananmen Square incident to 9/11, New York City's Upper West Side to the terraced mountains of South China, Repeat After Me gives readers an alternately funny and painful glimpse of life and loss in between languages.

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Review: Repeat After Me

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Excellent storytelling. The format has chapters for each month of the year simultaneously in 1989 and 2001. I thought that this was very effective for telling two important storylines with the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shoshana - Goodreads

This was recommended to me by someone I trust, and I see exactly why she recommended it, and maybe I just picked it up at the wrong time, but I didn't get through it before I had to return it to the ... Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2009)

Rachel DeWoskin was educated at Columbia and Boston University. In 1994, she moved to Beijing, where she worked in public relations before taking a starring role in a hugely successful Chinese soap opera. Her acclaimed first book, Foreign Babes in Beijing, has been published in five languages and is currently being developed as a feature film by Paramount Pictures. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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