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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Sid Smith
  • ISBN:
    0330481258
  • ISBN13:
    978-0330481250
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  • Publisher:
    Macmillan UK; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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As Tom travels through the desperate sub cultures of low-life London, he is also caught up in his dreams about China, each more vivid and shocking than the last.

As Tom travels through the desperate sub cultures of low-life London, he is also caught up in his dreams about China, each more vivid and shocking than the last. Loosely completing the 'China trilogy' begun with the award-winning "Something Like A House" and "A House By The River", "China Dreams" is dazzling, disturbing, lyrical and occasionally fearsome - the story of a young man's struggle to regain his lost love. See all Product description.

Sid Smith completes his acclaimed trilogy with this dazzling new novel. For weeks they went all over London on the little red Honda, weaving up hills at walking speed, down alleys and pavements, through shopping precincts, warm in the late-summer nights. and he'd park outside pubs, proud of his China girl. For Tom it was a wonderful summer. Innocent, broke, and slig Sid Smith completes his acclaimed trilogy with this dazzling new novel.

China Dreams is dazzling, disturbing, lyrical and occasionally fearsome – a stunning literary achievement. Sid Smith spent the first seven years of his working life in labouring jobs. Since then he has hitchhiked 9,000 miles around the US, acquired a pilot’s licence for paragliders, and been married with full Shinto rites at a shrine in southern Japan. His first novel, Something Like A House, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His second novel, A House By The River, was published to huge acclaim in 2003. China Dreams is his third novel.

Nearly all the chapters of Sid Smith's China Dreams start like that, with a statement about Tom - where .

Nearly all the chapters of Sid Smith's China Dreams start like that, with a statement about Tom - where he is (often in his old van, parked in some flaky London street), or how he is (groggy, disturbed, intent, asleep) - but the complexity of Tom's dreamworld is rarely far away. When encouraged into car theft as a boy, he would risk loitering in the cars for the sake of "breathing other people's lives". As Tom travels through the desperate sub cultures of low-life London, he is also caught up in his dreams about China, each more vivid and shocking than the last

Sid Smith completes his acclaimed trilogy with this dazzling new novel. As Tom travels through the desperate sub cultures of low-life London, he is also caught up in his dreams about China, each more vivid and shocking than the last. China Dreams is dazzling, disturbing, lyrical and occasionally fearsome – a stunning literary achievement.

China Dreams is the last in Sid Smith's China trilogy, which started with Something Like a House, winner of. .

China Dreams is the last in Sid Smith's China trilogy, which started with Something Like a House, winner of the Whitbread first novel award, and continued with A House By the River. At the time of the first novel's publication there was much chatter around the fact that an English writer had set a novel in China without ever having visited the country. It's a nice little twist, then, to see that the protagonist of the final book in the trilogy is an Englishman whose thoughts are consumed by China even though he's never been there

Автор: Smith Sid Название: China Dreams ISBN: 0330481266 ISBN-13(EAN) .

Описание: For Tom it was a wonderful summer. Jim Fraser makes his home in a community so isolated that even the Cultural Revolution impinges little on the ways of the villagers. Except that it is a location for experiments of sheer, indescribable terror.

Электронная книга "China Dreams", Sid Smith. Sid Smith spent the first seven years of his working life in labouring jobs

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The book is supposed to celebrate plot – the hardest bit of fiction writing, and the bit that most fiction therefore leaves out.

Sid Smith spent the first seven years of his working life in labouring jobs - including woodsman, hod-carrier, railway labourer, gravedigger, stagehand and self-employed gardener. Born in Preston, Lancashire, he now lives in London and writes extensively for newspapers and magazines. The book is supposed to celebrate plot – the hardest bit of fiction writing, and the bit that most fiction therefore leaves out. How good, though, if you could think up a top plot like Dracula, or Jekyll and Hyde, or ‘Little Red Riding Hood’: China Dreams makes dozens of attempts.

Sid Smith completes his acclaimed trilogy with this dazzling new novel

For weeks they went all over London on the little red Honda, weaving up hills at walking speed, down alleys and pavements, through shopping precincts, warm in the late-summer nights . . . and he'd park outside pubs, proud of his China girl . . .

For Tom it was a wonderful summer. Innocent, broke, and slightly awestruck on his arrival in London, he was working as a delivery boy at a Chinese takeaway. Then May, the daughter of the owner, became his love. But suddenly, inexplicably, Tom loses his home, his job, and his beloved. A squat, then a battered green van, become his refuge, his longing for May his one obsession. As Tom travels through the desperate sub cultures of low-life London, he is also caught up in his dreams about China, each more vivid and shocking than the last. China Dreams is dazzling, disturbing, lyrical, and occasionally fearsome—a stunning literary achievement.