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February flower 二月花

   

Author: Fan Wu

List Price: $32.95 


Format: PaperBack 

Publisher: Picador Australia
 

ISBN: 0330422685 
    

 

    | Book description |

 

简介:小说《二月花》讲述了20世纪90年代初在广州一所大学就读的两个女学生晨明和苗雁的故事。二人性格截然不同,一个文静单纯,一个自由野性,分别代表了中国老师眼里好学生与坏学生的两个典型,但相遇之后,各自从彼此的身上找到了心底里最渴望的东西,互相影响,继而成为了好友。

Seventeen-year-old Ming and twenty-four-year-old Yan have very little in common other than studying in the same college. Ming, innocent and preoccupied, lives in her own world of books, music and imagination. Yan is, by contrast, sexy but cynical, beautiful but wild. She uses her looks to get what she wants from the many men in her life.

When the two girls meet, and become best friends, Ming's world is changed forever. She is attracted to Yan's free-spirit, while Yan yearns for the kind of stability Ming's seriousness can bring. But the differences in upbringing and ideologies ultimately drive a wedge between them, leaving each to face her own dark secret alone.

Narrated by an adult Ming, February Flowers is a finely wrought coming-of-age novel, and the story of a bond between two very different girls in modern China. It is a meditation on love, loss and redemption, and how a background shapes a life.


About Author

Fan Wu grew up on a farm in southern China, where her parents were exiled during the Cultural Revolution. She moved to the United States in 1997 to attend Stanford University, and started writing in 2002. She lives and works in northern California. February Flowers is her first novel.