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The Resource Green Island, Shawna Yang Ryan

Green Island, Shawna Yang Ryan

Label
Green Island
Title
Green Island
Statement of responsibility
Shawna Yang Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stunning story of love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the twentieth century. February 28, 1947: Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, the unnamed narrator of Green Island, just after midnight as the city is plunged into martial law. In the following weeks, as the Chinese Nationalists act to crush the opposition, Dr. Tsai becomes one of the many thousands of people dragged away from their families and thrown into prison. His return, after more than a decade, is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community - conflicts that loom over the growing bond he forms with his youngest daughter. Years later, this troubled past follows her to the United States, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family - the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. As the novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan's history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to Taiwan's transformation into a democracy. But, above all, Green Island is a lush and lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, raising the question: how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love? From the Hardcover edition
Summary
A young woman born as her father goes missing during the 1947 uprising in Taipei describes his homecoming a decade later and how he unwittingly drew her into the uneasy and dangerous political atmosphere of the times
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10468575
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Shawna Yang
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Taiwanese
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
Target audience
adult
Label
Green Island, Shawna Yang Ryan
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
000054142256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780451493149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)901386381
Label
Green Island, Shawna Yang Ryan
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
000054142256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780451493149
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)901386381

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