We are pleased to announce that The Writers’ Company now represents the film and television rights in THE LIFE OF A BANANA, the debut novel from British Chinese writer, PP Wong.
Twelve year-old Xing Li is what British Chinese people call a banana – yellow on the outside, white on the inside. When her mother dies in a tragic accident, she and her older brother move in with their affluent relatives, the Wu family – their venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and aspiring actress Auntie Mei – and the sometimes shocking events that follow will shape her life forever.
A coming-of-age story about a young woman discovering her true identity in the face of racial prejudice, violence and cultural obstacles in contemporary London, THE LIFE OF A BANANA is witty, moving, at times tragic, but always entertaining.
Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 and included as the number one book to read this summer by the Elle Book Club, here’s what the critics have said about THE LIFE OF A BANANA:
‘Wong’s debut successfully retains the light-heartedness and hopefulness of its young protagonist while dealing with racism, bullying and abuse. It is revealing in its exploration of cultural and generational conflicts and moving in its optimism.‘ The Guardian
‘PP Wong has blazed a trail for future British Chinese novelists. The Life of a Banana is bursting with original and exciting flavours.’ The Independent
‘PP Wong is the first British-born Chinese author to get a UK publishing deal, and this is perhaps why Life Of A Banana is so refreshingly distinct. Read it, and you will soon find yourself wanting more:’ The Daily Mail
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