By Melissa Maerz
Updated May 18, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

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Having traveled in Asia and the Middle East while working for the British Council, Joinson knows what it’s like to be a stranger far from home. And she’s captured that feeling, often poetically, in her debut, which cuts between two timelines. The first begins in 1923, as Evangeline, an English missionary, goes to China to convert Muslims. The second follows Frieda, a modern-day Londoner who befriends a Muslim drifter. These stories in A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar don’t intersect as meaningfully as you’d hope, but the message is still affecting: Once you’re caught between two cultures, you can’t go home again. B

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

type
  • Book
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author
  • Suzanne Joinson
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  • Bloomsbury

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