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The Resource Useful phrases for immigrants : stories, May-lee Chai

Useful phrases for immigrants : stories, May-lee Chai

Label
Useful phrases for immigrants : stories
Title
Useful phrases for immigrants
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
May-lee Chai
Creator
Author
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chai, May-Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H2423
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Interpersonal realtions
  • Group identity
Label
Useful phrases for immigrants : stories, May-lee Chai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Useful phrases for immigrants -- Fish boy -- Ghost festivals -- The body -- Canada -- The lucky day -- First Carvel in Beijing -- Shouting means I love you -- Acknowledgments
Control code
on1028524098
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780932112767
Lccn
2018035244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028524098
Label
Useful phrases for immigrants : stories, May-lee Chai
Publication
Note
Place of publication from publisher's website
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Useful phrases for immigrants -- Fish boy -- Ghost festivals -- The body -- Canada -- The lucky day -- First Carvel in Beijing -- Shouting means I love you -- Acknowledgments
Control code
on1028524098
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780932112767
Lccn
2018035244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028524098

Library Locations

    • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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