A Lover's Discourse (PB)
A Chinese woman moves from Beijing to London, to start over, just as the Brexit campaign is reaching its height.
She feels isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners. She meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build their future together. Language and the cultural differences concern our narrator as she settles into her new life. The lovers must navigate their differences and their romance, whether on their unmoored houseboat or in a cramped apartment in east London. Suffused with a wonderful sense of humour, this intimate novel asks what it means to make a home and a family in a new land.