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The Resource Beautiful as yesterday, Fan Wu

Beautiful as yesterday, Fan Wu

Label
Beautiful as yesterday
Title
Beautiful as yesterday
Statement of responsibility
Fan Wu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stretching from mid-century China to both coasts of the United States at the turn of the millennium, this is a story of three Chinese women from the same family. Under the facade of being a devoted wife, mother, church-goer, and a high-tech professional, Mary Chang is tormented by adultery, her grudge toward her parents, and her despair at work. Ingrid, Mary's estranged sister, prefers her bohemian friends' Latin culture to her own. When their widowed mother, Wang Fenglan (a state factory retiree), travels from China to America for the first time under Mary's request to explore the possibility of emigrating, she awkwardly reunites the family and unknowingly stirs up buried family tensions and secrets--B.I.P
Summary
Living dutifully in accordance with the expectations placed on her as the eldest child, Mary Chang, a Chinese immigrant in California, struggles with lukewarm feelings for her husband and an estrangement from her bohemian sister until a visit from her mother prompts a reevaluation of her sense of family.
Storyline
Character
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322240
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wu, Fan
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9450.9.W76
LC item number
B43 2009
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women
  • Immigrants
  • Family
Target audience
adult
Label
Beautiful as yesterday, Fan Wu
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn298926417
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416598893
Lccn
2009002096
System control number
(OCoLC)298926417
Label
Beautiful as yesterday, Fan Wu
Link
Publication
Control code
ocn298926417
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416598893
Lccn
2009002096
System control number
(OCoLC)298926417

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