The Resource Rebellion

Rebellion

Label
Rebellion
Title
Rebellion
Statement of responsibility
Molly Patterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1890, a young missionary, Addie, has traveled to the town of Lu-cho Fu with her husband, dreaming of making her mark on the world. But Addie’s desires change after meeting a brash and thoroughly modern woman, Poppy, who offers to transform Addie’s destiny. All the while, letters from Addie reach her sister Louisa back home, recently married and struggling with the quiet isolation of being a farmer’s wife. When violence erupts overseas between the Chinese and their unwelcome Christian intruders, Addie’s life takes a mysterious and haunting turn strongly felt by her sister, Louisa, back home.By 1958, Louisa’s daughter Hazel is fighting to maintain control of her land and family in the aftermath of her husband’s untimely death. Reeling from the tragedy, she finds herself drawing closer to the neighboring Hughes family and in the process learns that grief takes on many forms.One hundred years after Addie’s disappearance, Juanlan returns to her hometown with no job and no options. She finds her father ailing and her pregnant sister-in-law restless and angry. While her family and town are rapidly changing, Juanlan feels frozen in place. In search of an outlet for the live wire she feels buried inside, she starts up a love affair with a married man.Interconnected by action and consequence, each woman’s tale brilliantly displays the fleeting intensity of youth, the obligation of family, and the dramatic consequence of charting your own destiny. A vibrant story of compassion and discovery set against a century of complicated relations between China and America, Rebellion celebrates those who fight against expectation in pursuit of their own thrilling fate, and introduces a rising literary star
Summary
A mid-20th-century widow struggles to manage her farm and raise her children while reflecting on the intertwined experiences of her farm wife mother, her missionary aunt and a Chinese student whose lives were shaped by the Boxer Rebellion
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10567199
Cataloging source
BT
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Patterson, Molly
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Rebellion
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_424949
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062574077
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Rebellion
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_424949
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062574077
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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