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The Resource Empire of glass : a novel, Kaitlin Solimine

Empire of glass : a novel, Kaitlin Solimine

Label
Empire of glass : a novel
Title
Empire of glass
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kaitlin Solimine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1990s, an American teenager, named Lao K in Chinese, stands on Coal Hill, a park in Beijing, a loop of rope in her hand. Will she assist her Chinese homestay mother, Li-Ming, who is dying of cancer, in ending her life, or will she choose another path? Twenty years later, Lao K receives a book written by Li-Ming called "Empire of Glass," a narrative that chronicles the lives of Li-Ming and her husband, Wang, in pre and post-revolutionary China over the last half of the twentieth century. Lao K begins translating the story, which becomes the novel we are reading. But, as translator, how can Lao K separate fact from fiction, and what will her role be in the book's final chapter? A grand, experimental epic--Lao K's story is told in footnotes that run throughout the book--that chronicles the seismic changes in China over the last half century through the lens of one family's experiences, Empire of Glass is an investigation into the workings of human memory and the veracity of oral history that pushes the boundaries of language and form in stunning and unforgettable ways
Cataloging source
YDX
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Solimine, Kaitlin
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Chinese Americans
  • Translators
  • Beijing (China)
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Empire of glass : a novel, Kaitlin Solimine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn959035580
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781632460554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035580
Label
Empire of glass : a novel, Kaitlin Solimine
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn959035580
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781632460554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959035580

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