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The Language of Solitude
     

The Language of Solitude

by Christine Lo (Translator), Jan-Philipp Sendker
 
Brooding expat and journalist Paul Leibovitz is beginning to imagine a new life for himself in Hong Kong, one in which the grief over a recent family tragedy doesn’t consume him and his love for Christine Wu brings him great joy. When Christine gets an unexpected and emotionally-charged letter from her estranged brother, Paul journeys with her to a remote

Overview

Brooding expat and journalist Paul Leibovitz is beginning to imagine a new life for himself in Hong Kong, one in which the grief over a recent family tragedy doesn’t consume him and his love for Christine Wu brings him great joy. When Christine gets an unexpected and emotionally-charged letter from her estranged brother, Paul journeys with her to a remote village outside Shanghai, where a mysterious illness is affecting the locals.Paul discovers a powerful chemical conglomerate is polluting a nearby lake, and Chinese officials are doing nothing to stop it. The victims demand justice, but taking legal action could prove even more dangerous than the strange disease itself. Government intimidation and political corruption threaten to suppress even the most passionate and audacious environmental activists. If Paul doesn’t walk away, he could pull the woman he loves back into a world she escaped from decades ago—putting their relationship and their lives at risk.Suspenseful and rife with the page-turning storytelling that defines Sendker’s remarkable work and harks back to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Dragon Games offers a peerless look into contemporary China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781538426098
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2017
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995 and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Great Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, is an international bestseller. He lives in Berlin with his family.

Christine Lo (previously known as Christine Slenczka) worked for several years as an editor for various British publishers before she began working as a translator of German literature into English in 2002. Her published translation work includes, among others, Eagles and Angels by Juli Zeh and An Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky.