A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole. Lost in Translation. Nicole Mones, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN But Alice’s sensuality is just one factor in Mones’s complex portrait of a woman. Lost in Translation Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Advance praise for Lost in Translation: That all his son really wanted was for him to spend time with translatiion. Lin move forward in their quest, they are forced to reckon with their pasts. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yet each of them has their own personal search, their own reasons, their own internal struggle to deal with. Dec 18, Pages. The novel is fascinating in its historical background of both racism and the myth of Chinese machismo as it related to Western immigration.

Lost in Translation | Nicole Mones

While her relationships are troubling, to say the least, they are also quite thought-provoking on many levels. It is a moody love story nucole a trnaslation personal and emotional journey in a dry desert land of sun and sand, but one set against the backdrop of historical facts in an archaeological site search for the Peking Man, rumored to have been forever lost somewhere around the Shuidongguo Paleolithic site, during the Japanese invasion.

At dawn in Beijing, Alice Mannegan pedals a bicycle through the deserted streets.

Given the themes, the depth, and the quality of the writing, I would not call it “fiction” of your normal “airplane reading” variety, but timeless literature on par with 20th century classics. Mar 28, Karmen rated it monss was amazing Shelves: The bones of Peking Man were found in the early and loss during the war.


It is also a tale of a distant shimmering oasis and hope of love and acceptance for the lead Chinese male protagonist, even as what he seeks the most, eludes him by a thread – his story unraveling against the backdrop of the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, as hers unravels against the backdrop of the archaeological dig and pursuit of Man’s origin.

Get to Know Us. This fossil discovery of the s was one of the keystones of the regional hypothesis of human evolution.


The knowledge and essence of China, and her people that Mones brings to this piece is beyond impressive as well. Suffice it to say that I also found the book sexy, exciting, and full of gems about love and trust. What saved hranslation from being a complete failure was Alice’s well-meaning attempts to follow Chinese etiquette and cultural norms, and not realizing that no matter how hard she tries, she’ll never be accepted as one of them. Looking for More Great Reads?

What happens between them becomes one of the most breathtakingly erotic love stories in recent fiction. iin

I liked the heroine, I liked the insight into the Chinese people, language and country, and I enjoyed the plot. Her affair with Dr.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Apr 21, Dorothy rated it really liked it. Retrieved this book from my storage locker; hidden within transltion medium size box of other treasures.

Lost in Translation

Remarkable for a first novel. She finally realizes what she’s doing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


I didn’t realize how similar they trwnslation when when I started this rant.

Do we not all lose our sense of self at some point, or at the very least question it? This novel takes place there and it’s a bit mysterious, the book has a way of drawing me in! News from home forces her to ij her life choices and follow her innermost values. Reading it, This book really surprised me!

It is not unreadable, but I wish Kindle editors are more faithful to the print books. Thus, this is ostensibly a Quest story, the grail being the fossil. Mones gives us both an insider’s perspective – Alice’s archaeological trip allows Mones a perfect excuse to unleash transpation encyclopedic and fascinating knowledge of Chinese culture – and an outsider’s perspective as Alice tries to navigate a land that isn’t always entirely welcoming to outsiders.

A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape.

Ttanslation thought that if he found it, it would validate him as a father. This book tells the story of Alice Mannegan who is running away from her bigoted father who is a congressman, infamous for his “Alice Speech”. Emotionally charged and erotic, this widely translated bestseller has been universally praised for its authoritative portrayal of a China rarely captured in contemporary fiction.

I will certainly look out for other books by this author.

moned I liked it, but could have “really” liked it, had it been tighter and crisper overall. Lists with This Book. They travel into the desert with 2 Chinese professors, Dr.