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Fried Eggs with Chopsticks : One Woman's Hilarious Adventure Into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own

By (author) Polly Evans

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Polly Evans's itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and attempting a dubious ferry ride down the Yangtze River. Polly was getting to know China in a way she'd never expected-and would never, ever forget. From battling six-year-olds in kung-fu class to discovering Starbucks in Hangzhou, Polly relives her Asian adventure with humor, enthusiasm, frustration, and determination. Whether she's viewing the embalmed cadaver of Chairman Mao or drinking yak-butter tea, this is Polly's eye-opening account of a culture torn between stunning modern architecture and often bizarre ancient mysteries...and of her attempt to solve the ultimate gastronomic conundrum: how exactly does one eat a soft-fried egg with chopsticks

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 132.1 x 205.7 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • 26 Sep 2006
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • New York
  • English
  • 0385339933
  • 9780385339933
  • 216,181

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Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.

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"Light, kooky.... An entertaining companion."--"Publishers Weekly"

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