China Dreams

China Dreams

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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.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 13mm | 104g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330456008
  • 9780330456005

About Sid Smith

Sid Smith spent the first seven years of his working life in labouring jobs - including woodsman, hod-carrier, railway labourer, gravedigger and gardener. Born in Preston, Lancashire, he now lives in London and writes extensively for newspapers and magazines. His first novel, Something Like A House, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
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3 35% (6)
2 18% (3)
1 12% (2)
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