The Language of Solitude: A Novel (2020)

The Language of Solitude: A Novel Jan-Philipp Sendker The Language of Solitude A Novel This vivid fascinating and haunting look at today s China Library Journal starred review and highly anticipated sequel to the darkly beautiful heart wrenching Booklist Whispering Shadows features
  • Title: The Language of Solitude: A Novel
  • Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • ISBN: 9781476793689
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Paperback
The Language of Solitude: A Novel Jan-Philipp Sendker This vivid, fascinating, and haunting look at today s China Library Journal, starred review and highly anticipated sequel to the darkly beautiful, heart wrenching Booklist Whispering Shadows features a brooding German American expat who is struggling to begin a new life only to find himself embroiled in an investigation that could have dangerous environmental and pThis vivid, fascinating, and haunting look at today s China Library Journal, starred review and highly anticipated sequel to the darkly beautiful, heart wrenching Booklist Whispering Shadows features a brooding German American expat who is struggling to begin a new life only to find himself embroiled in an investigation that could have dangerous environmental and personal consequences.Paul Leibovitz is determined to turn over a new leaf in Hong Kong and find peace after the death of his son He believes that his love for Christine Wu will bring him the joy he desperately needs but things change when Christine gets an unexpected letter from Da Long, the brother she hasn t seen in forty years, urging her to visit him in his remote village outside of Shanghai.Paul is compelled to travel with her, knowing full well that the mainland, with all of its menacing secrets, terrifies her After an awkward reunion with her brother, Christine leaves immediately but Paul decides to stay He s a journalist at heart, after all, and there are questions begging for answers, such as why are Da Long s wife, other local women, and even some pets exhibiting the same mysterious symptoms With a bit of investigating, Paul discovers that a powerful chemical conglomerate has been polluting a nearby lake, and the Chinese government has done nothing to stop it Da Long s children demand justice and want to sue, even though a suit would put their lives at risk Will anyone take on their case or will intimidation and corruption suppress even the most outspoken citizens Can Paul walk away, or will he pull the woman he loves reluctantly back into a world she escaped from decades ago Suspenseful and rife with the page turning storytelling that has come to define Sendker s work, Language of Solitude is a brilliant and timely thriller that offers a penetrating look into contemporary China.
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One thought on “The Language of Solitude: A Novel

  1. Briana

    This novel details the adventures of a German ex pat Paul who becomes embroiled in discovering the mystery of a debilitating illness caused by a polluted lake in China Rampant political corruption makes it nearly impossible to bring justice to the community and endangers Paul and his girlfriend s long lost family Throughout the novel, characters struggle with deep loss, falling in love, and moving on after a tragedy.The novel s central mystery made my gall rise mostly because issues highlighted [...]

  2. Evknits

    It s a glimpse of a different side to China I hear people in HK have concern for their future when it returns to China in 30 years Even though C looks similar to HK in terms of capitalism, the govt is not a free govt There were a couple of lines wish I read it in digital to mark them as I came across them that I enjoyed as profound.

  3. Aliceconlon

    I almost stopped reading The Language of Solitude because I felt the politics and environmental issues were getting in the way of the relationships of the characters It was Sendker s characterizations that I loved in The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well Tempered Heart However, Sendker s fluid writing style and his careful unveiling of each personage s actions, motivations, strengths, and weaknesses kept me reading I came to appreciate the backstory of China then and now and of course the nua [...]

  4. Cari Noga

    The very best kind of thriller, with emotion at its heart I enjoyed Sendker s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats several years ago and was engrossed with this novel, kind of an Erin Brokovich set in China, from start to finish.

  5. Kara

    I expected to like this , given how much I loved his first book The Art of Hearing Heartbeats It just didn t grab me, couldn t care about the characters.

  6. Rina

    Not as good as The Art of Hearing Heartbeats A bit too detailed for me in aspects of the culture A bit scary as to the government s control of the people Still, on the whole I enjoyed it.

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