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The Resource A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li

A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li

Label
A Chinese affair
Title
A Chinese affair
Statement of responsibility
Isabelle Li
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen exquisite stories exploring recent Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere, exploring intergenerational and interracial relationships, the search for meaning, and the effects of isolation and the inability to express oneself in a second language. Best-selling author, Debra Adelaide, says Isabelle Li's prose is powerful, exquisite and finely tuned, and each story draws us deeper into the complex emotional and cultural dilemmas of characters who are solitary, sensitive, perceptive and powerless, sometimes all at once. 'What does it take to master a second language, to be so skilled in that language that you're published in it? Chinese/Australian writer and translator Isabelle Li reminds us that learning to love an adopted language does not come without its struggles.' ABC Radio National
Summary
Sixteen exquisite stories exploring recent Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere, exploring intergenerational and interracial relationships, the search for meaning, and the effects of isolation and the inability to express oneself in a second language. Best-selling author, Debra Adelaide, says Isabelle Li's prose is powerful, exquisite and finely tuned, and each story draws us deeper into the complex emotional and cultural dilemmas of characters who are solitary, sensitive, perceptive and powerless, sometimes all at once. 'What does it take to master a second language, to be so skilled in that language that you're published in it? Chinese/Australian writer and translator Isabelle Li reminds us that learning to love an adopted language does not come without its struggles.' ABC Radio National
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545370
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Li, Isabelle
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Immigrants
  • Race relations
Target audience
general
Label
A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057305446
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780994316769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947953232
Label
A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057305446
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780994316769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947953232

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