Repeat After Me: A Novel

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 4, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
The original Foreign Babe in Beijing returns with her "heartbreaking and

uplifting" (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, Repeat After Me. Aysha is a twenty two-year-old New Yorker recovering from her parents' divorce and a nervous breakdown. Everything changes when the young Chinese dissident, Da Ge, enrolls in her English class hot on the heels of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Improbably and inescapably in love with Da Ge, Aysha ends up pulled in

directions she never expected. Richly textured and full of sharp cross-cultural observations, Repeat After Me plunges the reader into a persuasive tale about love, loss, and language.

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Mutual fragility marks a cross-cultural love story that turns tragic in this debut novel from memoirist DeWoskin (Foreign Babes in Beijing, 2005).The author takes her time exposing the truth about her ... Read full review

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Protagonist Aysha tells her story, flashing back to the events that led her to China. She had been teaching ESL classes in New York City when a Chinese student asked her to marry him so that he could ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Rachel DeWoskin was educated at Columbia and Boston University. 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. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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