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The Resource The leavers : a novel, Lisa Ko

The leavers : a novel, Lisa Ko

Label
The leavers : a novel
Title
The leavers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Ko
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past
Summary
"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2016.
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2018.
Awards note
PEN America Literary Award winner.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546112
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ko, Lisa
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adopted children
  • Mothers and sons
  • Illegal aliens
  • Self-actualisation (Psychology)
  • Children of illegal aliens
  • Mothers and sons
  • Deportation
Target audience
adult
Label
The leavers : a novel, Lisa Ko
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
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
000058894243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781616206888
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953599445
Label
The leavers : a novel, Lisa Ko
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
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
000058894243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781616206888
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953599445

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