A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar (Paperback)Suzanne Joinson (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
An enthralling tale, packed with vivid impressions and full of surprises * Metro *
Bold and elegant ... An ambitious, accomplished debut * Daily Mail *
Thrilling and densely plotted ... an impressive debut, its prose as lucid and deep as a mountain lake * New York Times *
A haunting, original and beautifully written tale that conveys a sense of profound alienation, and of other realities * Paul Torday, bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen *
An astonishing epic - colonial-era travel combined with a modern meditation on where we belong and how we connect in the world - I could not put it down * Helen Simonson *
Joinson possesses a touching, joyful quality that somehow suits the fragile, elusive nature of her characters * Independent on Sunday *
An impressive debut exploring themes of freedom in present-day London and 1920s China. From the far reaches of the colonial Silk Route to the streets of modern London, there's a brilliant sense of place in this original debut * Marie Claire *
I was blown away by this debut. It's amazing. Clever, exotic, compulsive, intensely moving -- Sue Leonard * Irish Examiner *
The title of Suzanne Joinson's first novel promises much and delivers ... Joinson's characterisation is finely drawn and brings Kashgar vividly to life - it's a debut novel of note -- Sarah Crowden * The Lady *
Brilliantly descriptive, this is a book to delight in and savour * Choice *
An ambitious debut ... With intriguing characters and exotic locations, A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is a compelling and likeable tale ... not only a smartly paced adventure story but also a careful meditation on the myriad ways in which loving, and failing, our children are often tragically and inextricably linked -- Beth Jones * Sunday Telegraph *
Joinson balances these parallel stories with impressive skill. In an alternating-chapter narrative, there's always a temptation to skip through one story in favour of the other. Here, both are equally absorbing ... a strikingly original first novel, and a total page-turner. In fact, it has the look of a slow-burn, word-of-mouth favourite -- Arminta Wallace * Irish Times *
A delicate yet gutsy spirit of adventure pervades the pages of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar. Suzanne Joinson writes of faraway places, across the globe and within ourselves, with a control and vivacity that fires our own dreams of flight * Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers *
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