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A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar - A Novel

Suzanne Joinson

It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure. In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.

It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure. In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure. In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded and an exquisite drawing of a bird with a long feathery tail, some delicate Arabic writing, and a boat made out of a flock of seagulls on her wall. Tayeb, in flight from his Yemeni homeland, befriends Frieda and, when she learns she has inherited the contents of an apartment belonging to a dead woman she has never heard of, they embark on an unexpected journey together. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar explores the fault lines that appear when traditions from different parts of an increasingly globalized world crash into one other. Beautifully written, and peopled by a cast of unforgettable characters, the novel interweaves the stories of Frieda and Eva, gradually revealing the links between them and the ways in which they each challenge and negotiate the restrictions of their societies as they make their hard-won way toward home. A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar marks the debut of a wonderfully talented new writer.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Duerden

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

33:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:28