Repeat After Me: A Novel
The original Foreign Babe in Beijing returns with her "heartbreaking and uplifting" (PW) 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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REPEAT AFTER MEUser Review - Kirkus
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
Repeat After Me: A NovelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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