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The Resource The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies

The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies

Label
The fortunes
Title
The fortunes
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ho Davies
Title variation
Tell it slant
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores a century of American history through the lives of Chinese Americans, using the lives of four individuals to depict how an immigrant community survives and ultimately becomes American in the process
Summary
Four interlinked stories examine the Chinese-American experience from the 19th century to the present. "Gold" follows a mixed-race immigrant from the Pearl River Delta who becomes the valet of a railroad baron. "Silver" introduces 1930s Hollywood actress Anna May Wong, whose career ambitions are thwarted by institutional racism. "Jade," set against the backdrop of 1980s Detroit's struggling auto industry, recounts a hate crime, while the contemporary "Pearl" describes a biracial writer's adoption of a child from China. Like The Welsh Girl, author Peter Ho Davies' debut novel, The Fortunes sensitively explores issues of identity and belonging. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10524502
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Davies, Peter Ho
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Orphans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000058567269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780340980248
Lccn
2016005161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)953496587
Label
The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000058567269
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780340980248
Lccn
2016005161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)953496587

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