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The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies

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The fortunes
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The fortunes
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Peter Ho Davies
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eng
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A community survives as much through love as blood. Ah Ling, son of a prostitute and a white man, is sent from his homeland to make his way alone in California; he rises to valet for a powerful railroad baron and unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor. Anna May Wong, the first Chinese film star in Hollywood, is forbidden to kiss a white man on screen; she must find her place between two worlds and two cultures. The death of Vincent Chin, aspiring all-American, becomes the symbol for a community roused to action in the face of hatred. John Ling Smith, half-Chinese, visits China for the first time to adopt a baby girl; there he sees the long history of both cultures coming together in the spark of a new century
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Title
The fortunes
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Four interlinked stories examine the Chinese-American experience from the 19th century to the present. "Gold" follows a mixed-race immigrant from the Pearl River Delta who becomes the valet of a railroad baron. "Silver" introduces 1930s Hollywood actress Anna May Wong, whose career ambitions are thwarted by institutional racism. "Jade," set against the backdrop of 1980s Detroit's struggling auto industry, recounts a hate crime, while the contemporary "Pearl" describes a biracial writer's adoption of a child from China. Like The Welsh Girl, author Peter Ho Davies' debut novel, The Fortunes sensitively explores issues of identity and belonging. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10524502
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.A89145
LC item number
T45 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Peter Ho Davies
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24 cm.
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Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780544263703
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016005161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
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