A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.57 X 0.97 X 8.15 inches | 0.98 pounds
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About the Author

Suzanne Joinson works in the literature department of the British Council, specializing in the Middle East, North Africa, and China, and she is the Arts Council-funded writer-in-residence at Shoreham Airport in the UK. Her personal blog can be found online at http: //delicatelittlebirds.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www.suzannejoinson.com.


Advance Praise for A LADY CYCLIST'S GUIDE TO KASHGAR: "An astonishing epic - colonial-era travel combined with a modern meditation on where we belong and how we connect in the world - I could not put it down.""--"Helen Simonson, bestselling author of "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand""A haunting, original, and beautifully written tale that conveys a sense of profound alienation and of other realities.""--"Paul Torday, bestselling author of "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen""Present and past meld into an exploration of conflicting traditions in an impressive debut.... An intriguing window into the difficulties of those who attempt to reach across cultural barriers."--"Publishers Weekly", boxed review"Beautifully written in language too taut, piercing, and smartly observed to be called lyrical, this atmospheric first novel immediately engages, nicely reminding us that odd twists of fate sometimes aren't that odd. Highly recommended.""--Library Journal", starred review"This complex and involving historical novel examines the idea of home, the consequences of exile, the connection between mother and daughter, and the power dynamics of sexual relationships.""--Booklist"