Repeat After Me #2020

Repeat After Me Rachel DeWoskin Repeat After Me Rachel DeWoskin is a writer who has been lauded for her razor sharp descriptions The Wall Street Journal her considerable cultural and linguistic resources The New Yorker and her rare ability to o

  • Title: Repeat After Me
  • Author: Rachel DeWoskin
  • ISBN: 9781590202227
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Repeat After Me Rachel DeWoskin Rachel DeWoskin is a writer who has been lauded for her razor sharp descriptions The Wall Street Journal , her considerable cultural and linguistic resources The New Yorker , and her rare ability to offer a real insider s look at life in modern China The Economist Now DeWoskin, author of the laughout loud funny and poignant Foreign Babes in Beijing, returns withRachel DeWoskin is a writer who has been lauded for her razor sharp descriptions The Wall Street Journal , her considerable cultural and linguistic resources The New Yorker , and her rare ability to offer a real insider s look at life in modern China The Economist Now DeWoskin, author of the laughout loud funny and poignant Foreign Babes in Beijing, returns with a new novel about modern China and one American girl s struggle to find herself there.Aysha is a twenty two year old New Yorker putting the pieces of her life back in place after her parents divorce and her own nervous breakdown when a young Chinese student named Da Ge flips her world upside down In a love story that spans decades and continents, from the Tiananmen Square incident to 9 11, New York City s Upper West Side to the terraced mountains of South China, Repeat After Me gives readers an alternately funny and painful glimpse of life and loss in between languages.
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    1. I had not gone looking for this book, nor was it an author I knew However, the book didn t exactly beckon me from the shelf where I was looking for a book by another author More like it threw a shoe at my head to get my attention Well written, well paced, interesting planning and layout of a debut novel There were so many aspects of this novel that I found intriguing the merging of cultures, learning another language to actually speak, not just as an academic exercise, immigration, Tienanmen squ [...]

    2. I love Repeat After Me and not just because I speak Chinese, studied in China in the late 90 s, and seriously adored Foreign Babes in Beijing I love it because DeWoskin shows so much restraint in her writing and has such a deep respect for her characters This book crosses cultures, an ocean, and most importantly relationships It speaks to the human condition and how we all struggle to understand our loved ones on a deep and intimate level and yet always seem to come up short Repeat After Me is t [...]

    3. This is a lovely book that reminds me somewhat of Barbara Hall s The Music Teacher The female protagonist is an ESL teacher in New York during Nixon s presidency She teaches predominantly Chinese immigrants She falls in love with one of these immigrants, who, the foreshadowing explains, disappears or dies at the end of the book, which is why she is writing it The book is quiet, and the action is on the end of correcting verb tenses and talking about cultural differences.

    4. I was really drawn into this story of a woman teaching ESL post emotional breakdown and her relationship with one of her students, a Chinese political dissident living in NY Well written story about how people communicate, miscommunicate, hide, reveal, misunderstand, and understand in their relationships with themselves and others In DeWoskin s novel, the human heart is fragile yet resilient.

    5. This book is very well written However, I really didn t like most of the characters I loved some of them, like Xiao Wang, but I didn t like Da Ge or Aysha Obviously I finished the book, so I ll give it 2 stars, but I wouldn t read it again.

    6. Rachel DeWoskin s debut novel, Repeat After Me, is a cultural love story between two people whose lives briefly intertwine Afterwards, they are never the same again The story follows the relationship between a young neurotic ESL teacher in Manhattan, Aysha Silvermintz, and her student, Da Ge, a mysterious, silent, Chinese national who comes to the U.S just after the Tienanmen Square uprisings.Whatever they may lack in communication skills, they compensate for in emotional understanding Both come [...]

    7. Background I devoured this book in one sitting when I was getting over an illness It was the perfect book for it Rachel DeWoskin moved to Beijing after studying at Columbia University and worked in PR before starring in a popular Chinese soap opera Her years of experience in Chinese culture served her extremely well in this novel.Synopsis Novel description from BookList Cultures don t so much collide as coalesce in DeWoskin s sparkling debut novel, which follows the relationship of two people wi [...]

    8. I would recommend this book to all the native people that don t speak English as their first language My favorite character in the book was Aysha because she is a lot like me One she can never make up her mind and two she also likes Asian people She also likes to go and tell her best friend everything and all of her problems that she has My least favorite character is Da Ge I did not like him because he was a really rude person and he does not care how other people feel The author wrote this boo [...]

    9. I liked this book and it was interesting how she went back and forth between New York and Beijing Ithought some of the details about China were really perceptive and things you almost don t notice, so it was nice to see them detailed out in the book I can t ride my bike down the sidewalk here in Shanghia now without thinking of her line.e clinking of the sidewalk tiles as the wheels rolled If I had read that in the US I would have just skipped over it without it really registering The only think [...]

    10. I wanted to give this book five stars very badly, but I couldn t The book had me hooked from the very first line and I was hooked until the very end The story kept building, made me want to read faster and faster After all of the building up it went no where I was left at a high level of anticipation and longing, but the book abruptly ended I have no suggestions on how to make the book end in a way that doesn t feel like a let down as the way the author presented time makes it difficult Usually [...]

    11. A moving, sparkling book Maybe it s because I know the author, and could hear her voice in the book, but I was deeply moved by it Her text has genuine, searing insight and the combination of multiple cultures and generations is beautiful It also got me interested in learning about Chinese culture, and Tang poetry.Anyone who has ever lived abroad, or even known someone from a very different culture, can especially appreciate many things about this book, aside from the pure plot points One of my [...]

    12. An interesting and, I think, still rare account of how a younger Chinese generation grapples with their troubled national past This story is about a 20 something American woman, living in Manhattan, who becomes the ESL teacher for a rather disturbed recent Chinese male immigrant of about the same age Both, it turns out, are mentally unstable, and the story recounts their troubled but intimate relationship and its repercussions over twenty or years, both in the US and China It s interesting, tho [...]

    13. This was recommended to me by someone I trust, and I see exactly why she recommended it, and maybe I just picked it up at the wrong time, but I didn t get through it before I had to return it to the library I kept picking up other books instead, or writing song lyrics instead, or daydreaming instead I don t know if the plot was too slow for me, or I didn t like the characters, or the prose just wasn t up my alley, or if the first person was getting to me I have an automatic put it down reaction [...]

    14. Excellent storytelling The format has chapters for each month of the year simultaneously in 1989 and 2001 I thought that this was very effective for telling two important storylines with the same characters It is great to read about the everyday life of a tween s single mom while learning of the train wreck that she was before the daughter s birth The love story and circumstances are not very realistic and I never really bought in to her deep love and devotion to Da Ge but I loved the Naomi and [...]

    15. The protagonist is a 20 s woman in New York who left college after having a psychological breakdown The chapters alternate between her life in New York where she is teaching English to foreigners and twelve years later in Beijing where she has relocated and lives with the daughter The daughter is the product of her doomed relationship with an troubled but compelling Chinese dissident who was her student in New York None of this is giving away the plot, which is unusual but it is really it is the [...]

    16. My friend Rai says that all my are just to tout my radio program, From the Bookshelf webc garyshapiro but it s not true Yes Rachel DeWoskin was my guest recently, but the reason she was on the show was because I love both her books But I know all my pals will love her new novel It is a touching and beautiful work, written with the touch of the poet I promise you will love it.

    17. I didn t find this book as engaging as Big Girl Small, which was one of my top ten books read last year though the main character in Repeat After Me references writing a novel in which a teenage dwarf gets involved in a sex scandal , this had plenty of funny lost in translation moments Anybody who appreciates the richness of language and the vast differences between Chinese and English would probably enjoy this book.

    18. I really liked this book Aysha is a 22 year old New Yorker who suffers from manic depression and is trying desperately to keep her life on track She meets a young Chinese student and falls in love with him this changes her life forever The characters in this book are wonderful, smart, funny, sad and so real but is it the relationships Aysha with Da Ge, here friends, her mother and her daughter that I enjoyed than anything I think this would be a great book club book.

    19. plot eh deepness the kind of deep that is like deepcharacters confusing hilariousness ehwriting style riveting enough for me to finish the bookquotes they re therewhere when did i read this where when should you read this if you re interested in intercultural relationships then ya

    20. Read this and enjoyed it Quick read Story of young woman teacher who travels to Bejing after death of her hubby one of her students who kills himself before she can tell him of her pregenancy She is he teacher, ESL He is a student who was sent from his homeland, by his dad, week before student revold and never adjust to America.

    21. I loved this book and couldn t stop thinking about it even days after I finished Her characters are so real and story moves at a good pace Even though she basically tells the reader what will happen, there s still plenty of suspense at the end Her insights into Chinese American marriages is completely on the ball.

    22. 3 3.5 First of all, I have NEVER met read about anyone who counts on their fingers like I do I was so amazed to read that Aysha is a lot like me in her way of thinking I never liked Da Ge, but I liked charming little Julia Too and especially Xia Wang or however you spell her name, it s cool Unique story about cultural differences and the meaning of family.

    23. This book was refreshing I believe it was DeWoskin s first fictional novel Her writing has improved since Foreign Babes in Beijing which I also enjoyed Her style is unique and her first hand knowledge of Chinese culture is obvious While the characters and their relationships could have easily been predictable and cliche, they read as complex and three dimensional.

    24. Slow paced romance about an ESL teacher who falls for an enigmatic student The author develops some intrigue as the narrator reveals some mental illness, but ultimately, this did not sustain my interest, and I tend to like those quieter books.

    25. I felt really close to this book, being both of Chinese heritage and a Columbia student DeWoskin really nails the lost in translation cultural clash It s funny, thoughtful, and touching I definitely shed a few tears.

    26. My friend Alex s neighbor wrote this which is how I came to discover it It is a cross cultural love story between China and the Upper West Side of NYC Lovely redemption in the most human of ways.

    27. There were a lot of things I liked about this book, but the style drove me nuts I Am A Literary Novel, Take Me Seriously screaming from every page.

    28. Interesting face to face match up between American Chinese cultures accomplished when an English as a second langurage teacher in NYC becomes especially close to a Chinese dissident student.

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