The Resource Dry Milk

Dry Milk

Label
Dry Milk
Title
Dry Milk
Statement of responsibility
Huo Yan
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he becomes infatuated with a young international student who lodges in their house, and puts his life savings behind a scheme to export powdered milk to China, the dubious balance with which he has held his life together comes apart, and feelings of alienation and humiliation begin to spiral out of control.John Lee is a work of fiction that gives a perspective on Antipodean culture unlike any other, told from the point of view of an immigrant alienated from his new home, both its New Zealand and Chinese communities. Huo’s novella is a stark portrait of social isolation, and of the experience of the emigrants that left China in the period after the Cultural Revolution. Capturing the voice of China’s post-1980s literary generation, the book is written with an obsessive intensity that echoes Patricia Highsmith, Elias Canetti and the short novels of Elena Ferrante
Summary
John Lee is a lonely and increasingly misanthropic Chinese migrant who has lived in Auckland for thirty years, running a second-hand junk shop while maintaining a relationship of disdain with his disabled wife. When he becomes infatuated with a young international student who lodges in their house, and puts his life savings behind a scheme to export powdered milk to China, the dubious balance with which he has held his life together comes apart, and feelings of alienation and humiliation begin to spiral out of control.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10781025
Cataloging source
SALS
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Yan, Huo
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Campbell, Duncan M.
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True
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Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Dry Milk
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:NSB_675200
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925818161
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dry Milk
Control code
BORROWBOX:NSB_675200
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925818161
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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