The Resource A river of stars : a novel, Vanessa Hua

A river of stars : a novel, Vanessa Hua

Label
A river of stars : a novel
Title
A river of stars
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Hua
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a powerful debut novel about motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream. Holed up with other moms-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory job and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she's carrying his baby. Already married with three daughters, he's overjoyed because the doctors confirmed he will finally have the son he has always wanted. To ensure that his son has every advantage, he has shipped Scarlett off to give birth on American soil. U.S. citizenship will open doors for their little prince. As Scarlett awaits the baby's arrival, she chokes down bitter medicinal stews and spars with her imperious housemates. The only one who fits in even less is Daisy, a spirited teenager and fellow unwed mother who is being kept apart from her American boyfriend. Then a new sonogram of Scarlett's baby reveals the unexpected. Panicked, she escapes by hijacking a van--only to discover that she has a stowaway: Daisy, who intends to track down the father of her child. They flee to San Francisco's bustling Chinatown, where Scarlett will join countless immigrants desperately trying to seize their piece of the American dream. What Scarlett doesn't know is that her baby's father is not far behind her" --
Summary
Betrayed by the boss who is also the father of her unborn child, an undocumented Chinese factory worker is forced to flee and reinvent herself in San Francisco's Chinatown in the desperate hopes of securing American citizenship for her baby
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685174
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hua, Vanessa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese American women
  • Women immigrants
  • Pregnant women
  • Parenthood
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Parenthood
  • Pregnant women
  • Women immigrants
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A river of stars : a novel, Vanessa Hua
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1969505
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780399178788
Lccn
2018009300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399178788
  • (OCoLC)1012618133
Label
A river of stars : a novel, Vanessa Hua
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1969505
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780399178788
Lccn
2018009300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399178788
  • (OCoLC)1012618133

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