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The Resource The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin

The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin

Label
The unpassing
Title
The unpassing
Statement of responsibility
Chia-Chia Lin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A searing debut novel that explores community, identity and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska In Chia-Chia Lin's debut novel, THE UNPASSING, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. When ten-year-old Gavin contracts meningitis at school, he falls into a deep, nearly fatal coma. He wakes up a week later to learn that his little sister Ruby was infected, too. She did not survive. Routine takes over for the grieving family: the siblings care for each other as they befriend a neighboring family and explore the woods; distance grows between the parents as they deal with their loss separately
Summary
A rural Alaskan family is shattered by an outbreak of meningitis that ends the life of a child, leading a grieving father to commit a devastating fatal error that culminates in a profound revelation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775925
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lin, Chia-Chia
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Taiwanese Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Children
  • Grief
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Copyright page ISBN differs from ISBN on page [4] of cover. Copyright page lists ISBN for the hardcover edition (ISBN 978-0-349-01346-6) ; book in hand is a 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
000066522668
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780349013459
Lccn
be2020005855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117466801
Label
The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Copyright page ISBN differs from ISBN on page [4] of cover. Copyright page lists ISBN for the hardcover edition (ISBN 978-0-349-01346-6) ; book in hand is a 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
000066522668
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780349013459
Lccn
be2020005855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117466801

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