20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang, the spirited heroine of Xiaolu Guo's new novel, won't be defeated. She has travelled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer's movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO instant noodles. As Fenfang might say, Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn't it about time I got my lucky break?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing
The reason I bought the book is for the cover and because it was so short too, I wanted to read something a bit different then what I usually chose, and it was very interesting, while I was reading I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Emily.D - LibraryThing
20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth is an interesting and touching book that tells the story of a young Chinese girl from a poor village who moves to Beijing. As the title tells us, the story is told in ... Read full review