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The Resource Useful Phrases for Immigrants

Useful Phrases for Immigrants

Label
Useful Phrases for Immigrants
Title
Useful Phrases for Immigrants
Statement of responsibility
May-lee Chai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the title story of this timely and innovative collection, a young woman wearing a Prada coat attempts to redeem a coupon for plastic storage bins while her in-laws are at home watching the Chinese news and taking her private phone calls. It is the lively and wise juxtaposition of cultures, generations, and emotions that characterize May-lee Chai’s amazing stories. Within them, readers will find a complex blend of cultures spanning China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and finally, the world at large. With luminous prose and sharp-eyed observations, Chai reveals her characters’ hopes and fears, and our own: a grieving historian seeking solace from an old lover in Beijing, a young girl discovering her immigrant mother's infidelity, workers constructing a shopping mall in central China who make a shocking discovery. Families struggle with long-held grudges, reinvent traditions, and make mysterious visits to shadowy strangers from their past—all rendered with economy and beauty. With hearts that break and sometimes mend, with families who fight and sometimes forgive, the timely stories in Useful Phrases for Immigrants illuminate complicated lives with empathy and passion. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world
Member of
Summary
Eight innovative, timely stories illuminate the hopes and fears of Chinese immigrants and their descendants
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10738616
Cataloging source
DLC
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May-lee Chai
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Short Stories
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Useful Phrases for Immigrants
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781949467093
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Useful Phrases for Immigrants
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009866
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781949467093
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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