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Elsewhere

Yan Ge

The highly anticipated English-language debut from a literary star – nine iridescent, beguiling, witty and wonderous stories of dispossession and longing.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571373147
Date Published
14.06.2023
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Summary

‘Full of depth. . . wonderful writing.’ SARAH HALL
‘Dazzlingly good. . . crackling with playfulness and intelligence.’ DANIELLE McLAUGHLIN
‘Precise, surreal and emotionally devastating’ LUCY CALDWELL

‘How do you know this is all real and happening? How can you be sure you haven’t already died in the earthquake and are just living in the afterlife?’

In her highly anticipated English-language debut, Yan Ge explores isolation in nine iridescent, witty and wondrous tales. Both contemporary and ancient, real and surreal, the stories in Elsewhere range from China to Dublin to London and Stockholm.

From a group of writers lounging on the edge of a disaster zone to a mandarin ostracised from his old court trying to avoid assassination, and from a woman who inexplicably loses her voice to a couple who meet all too fleetingly at a cinema in Dublin, these are strange and beguiling stories of dispossession, longing and the diasporic experience.

‘Glorious’ MIA GALLAGHER
‘A gripping, stunning work, worldly and otherworldly.’ MADELEINE THIEN
‘Equal parts shimmering wit and startling emotional depth.’ JEREMY TIAN
‘One of the most surprising writers I’ve read in recent years. . . fantastic.’ MATT BELL

YanGe

Yan Ge was born in Sichuan, China in 1984. She is a fiction writer in both Chinese and English who has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Mao Dun Literature Prize (Best Young Writer), and was named by People’s Literature magazine as one of twenty future literature masters in China. Her work has been translated into English, French and German,…

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Portrait of author Yan Ge