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The Resource The expatriates, Janice Y. K. Lee

The expatriates, Janice Y. K. Lee

Label
The expatriates
Title
The expatriates
Statement of responsibility
Janice Y. K. Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in present-day Hong Kong, The Expatriates follows the lives of three women. An unspeakable tragedy leaves twenty-something Mercy with a crippling personal inertia, and Margaret, a mother of three, numb and unable to heal. In the same small expatriate community, Hilary tries to distract herself from a marriage gone stale by providing piano lessons for a local orphan, only to find her actions openly criticized on an anonymous online forum. The individual, sometimes overlapping perspectives of Mercy, Margaret and Hilary are woven together, exposing the insularity and complex privilege of the expatriate world, whilst also revealing the fragility of a woman's position in the world. When the women are struck by tragedy, each of them realizes how shockingly dependent they were upon conforming to the unspoken rules of their milieu. In Hong Kong, without speaking Cantonese or having a job (it is almost always the husband who precipitates the move), these women find themselves, almost unexpectedly, stripped of their former identities and living in a land of country clubs and housemaids. Without their familiar ties to family, friends, and jobs,they find themselves in a world where the old rules no longer apply
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Janice Y. K
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Aliens
  • Women
  • Married women
  • Immigrants
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The expatriates, Janice Y. K. Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
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
000056973944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781408706862
Lccn
2015041269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920734039
Label
The expatriates, Janice Y. K. Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Paperback
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
000056973944
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781408706862
Lccn
2015041269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920734039

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