A novel of searing intelligence and startling originality, Lost in Translation heralds the debut of a unique new voice on the literary landscape. Nicole. Lost in Translation. Nicole Mones, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN But Alice’s sensuality is just one factor in Mones’s complex portrait of a woman. Lost in Translation Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Beijing’s smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the.

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I want to go to Portland Oregon and ring her doorbell and ask her to hurry up with whatever she is now writing because she is so good. He held up his young daughter before the television cameras and uttered “My little girl sit next to a colored by in school? Jan 29, Barbara rated transation liked it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

She ran away as far as was possible from being the poster child for “white America” by her father, a U. By the time we reach page 20, we’ve learned that Alice is in full flight from her father, a racist U. Mones presents a credible mystery — a clue that could enable the recovery of Peking Man, one of the most important finds in the history of human archaeology.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The characters in this story are all a bit lost in the translations of their lives.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Preview — Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones. Good enough, but wouldn’t read again. Pages with related products. It was heartbreaking when all her illusion came falling down, and when they fell, they hit rock bottom. Indeed, Lost in Translation is a novel about love–between a nation and its past, between a man and a memory, between a father and a daughter.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I’d actually give this novel 3. She only reluctantly accompanies recently divorced American Adam Spencer and two Chinese specialists, Dr. The cultural, historical, and linguistic details – drawn from the author’s own experiences in China – deliciously enrich the novel. For Alice, it began with a phone call from an American archaeologist seeking a translator. The relationships that develop between them slowly evolve in parallel with the search and coincide with the equally hopeless hunt for the missing wife of Lin, one of the Chinese archaeologists.

In vividly rendered Chinese settings, Alice, while falling for Lin, learns that her father, whom she loves in spite of his lamentable attitudes, is dying.

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Let’s start with a seemingly obvious but wildly overlooked detail: Alice’s interal demons and her eventual resolution of these issues closely paralleled my situation at this time.

Expatriate translator Alice Mannegan spends her nights in Nicile smoky bars, seeking fleeting encounters with Chinese men to blot out the shame of her racist father back in Texas.

Lost in Translation appealed on several levels. The burden of second-hand guilt lay heavy on my friend, and he moved to Hong Kong and refused to return to America. Please try again later. Books by Nicole Mones. The mystery of Peking Man was an interesting journey. An entertaining, insightful 4. Retrieved this book from my storage locker; hidden within a medium size box of other treasures.


It took me awhile to get into this book. Dec 22, Carinya Kappler rated it really liked it. Hard to believe that this was published almost 30 years ago. A bitter irony for an English-Chinese translator So cliffhanger love story.

The main character is a translator for foreigners visiting China, and throughout the book both the pin yin and english phrases are printed. This novel takes place there and it’s a bit mysterious, the book has a way of drawing me in! Delta May 11, Language: Possi This is NM’s first book but I read it last.

They travel into the desert with 2 Chinese professors, Dr. Nice read and illustrations. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

May 28, Fatma Al-Ajmi rated it really liked it. When she was a small child, he gave a pro-segregation speech that incited a race riot.

I waas finally able to take interest in a bit of the story and finish the book. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Feb 28, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: Mones spends a fair amount of time on the team’s search for the bones, whose mysterious disappearance during the Second World War has never been explained, but her main focus is less on finding Peking man than on exposing the skeletons in her main characters’ closets.

Feb 06, Velvetink rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?