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Susan Barker

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Susan Barker (born 1978) is a British novelist. She has an English father and a Chinese-Malaysian mother and grew up in East London. She is the author of the novel Sayonara Bar, which Time magazine called "a cocktail of astringent cultural observations, genres stirred and shaken, subplots served with a twist" and The Orientalist and the Ghost, both published by Doubleday (UK) and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize.

Her third novel The Incarnations (Doubleday UK, July 2014) is about a taxi driver in contemporary Beijing and interwoven with tales from the Tang dynasty, the invasion of Genghis Khan, the Ming dynasty, the Opium War, and the Cultural Revolution. While writing The Incarnations she spent several years living in Beijing, research...more

Average rating: 3.54 · 117 ratings · 24 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Sayonara Bar
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Incarnations
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Orientalist and the Ghost
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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