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Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin

Label
Little gods : a novel
Title
Little gods
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meng Jin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother's ashes to China--to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya's memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya's own sense of displacement. A story of migrations literal and emotional, spanning time, space and class, Little Gods is a sharp yet expansive exploration of the aftermath of unfulfilled dreams, an immigrant story in negative that grapples with our tenuous connections to memory, history, and self
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Jin, Meng
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese American women
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1134612545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780062935953
Label
Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin
Publication
Control code
on1134612545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780062935953

Library Locations

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      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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