The Magpie Bridge

The Magpie Bridge

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When Chinese student Jiao Mei is woken from her sleep in her Hampstead bedroom by what appears to be the ghost of her grandmother, she dismisses the encounter as a vivid dream. But when these night-time visitations persist, and she begins to experience cravings for spicy Chinese food, and morning sickness, she comes to accept that she is being haunted and that what the ghost is telling her - that she is pregnant by her Western boyfriend - is true. Tie Mei, her grandmother, fears for her reputation, and urges Jiao Mei to abandon her London life to return to China. But Tie Mei has other business in London, old scores to settle from her past, which will shock Jiao Mei into confronting the complex nature of her own cultural heritage, and unlock secrets which have haunted her family for generations. A story of new life, death, exile and belonging, this novel is an ambitious departure for Liu Hong which will bring her to a wide audience.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747270880
  • 9780747270881

About Liu Hong

Liu Hong was born in a Manchurian town, and grew up in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. She studied English Literature at University, and worked in Beijing as a translator. Following the events in Tiananmen Square, she left China to study in the UK, where she met and married her English husband. They now live in Wiltshire with a young daughter.show more

Rating details

75 ratings
3.18 out of 5 stars
5 16% (12)
4 23% (17)
3 36% (27)
2 15% (11)
1 11% (8)
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