China Dreams

China Dreams

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Description

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 318g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1447259750
  • 9781447259756

About Sid Smith

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.
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17 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 6% (1)
4 29% (5)
3 35% (6)
2 18% (3)
1 12% (2)
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