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The school for good mothers, Jessamine Chan

Label
The school for good mothers
Title
The school for good mothers
Statement of responsibility
Jessamine Chan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Protagonist Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American single mother in Philadelphia, loses custody of her 18-month-old daughter, Harriet, after she leaves Harriet home alone for two hours on one very bad day. To regain custody, Frida must spend a year at a newly-created institution, where she practices parenting with bad mothers from all over the county. There, she learns to love an uncannily life-like toddler girl doll in order to demonstrate her maternal instincts and prove to her family court judge that she deserves a second chance. Frida is an outsider in every way: better educated, more affluent, and the only Asian. The mothers, whose transgressions range from benign to horrific, are under constant surveillance. If they don't pass all the school's tests, their parental rights will be terminated
Cataloging source
AU@
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Chan, Jessamine
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Chinese American women
  • Single mothers
  • Motherhood
Label
The school for good mothers, Jessamine Chan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Every mother has a bad day..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070164605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781529151336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1285525899
Label
The school for good mothers, Jessamine Chan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Every mother has a bad day..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000070164605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781529151336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1285525899

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