Pardon the double-duty post, but I had to put this in “News” as well as the blog…
I just received the most awesome blurb from author Nicole Mones. This was especially exciting for me because I loved her book, “Lost in Translation,” which when it came out, I thought was one of the very few books by a Western writer that presented contemporary China in a way that I believed (“The Last Chinese Chef” is on the top of my To Read list).
I have to put up the blurb here, because it’s too awesome not to share:
“Finally a Western writer has taken China’s domestically bestselling genre of wild, louche-life youth and re-imagined it as a highly original expat thriller. It’s a wild ride—but don’t turn the pages too fast. Brackmann’s evocation of China, funny, frustrating, frightening, sometimes tender, and always real, is worth savoring.”
– -Nicole Mones, Lost in Translation & The Last Chinese Chef
I can’t tell you how truly gratifying it is to have authors whose work I have enjoyed and whose books are on my bookshelves respond to mine with such generosity and understanding.
Jeff Abbott, T. Jefferson Parker, Eliot Pattison, Qiu Xiaolong, and now Nicole Mones, thank you so very much.