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The Resource The loved ones : a novel, by Sonya Chung

The loved ones : a novel, by Sonya Chung

Label
The loved ones : a novel
Title
The loved ones
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Sonya Chung
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this masterful novel of inheritance and loss, Sonya Chung (Long for This World) proves herself a worthy heir to Marguerite Duras, Hwang Sun-won, and James Salter. Spanning generations and divergent cultures, The Loved Ones maps the intimate politics of unlikely attractions, illicit love, and costly reconciliations. Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seeks to remedy his fatherless childhood in Washington, DC, by making an honorable choice when his chance arrives. Years later in the mid-1980s, uneasy and stymied in his marriage to Alice, he finds a connection with Hannah Lee, the teenage Korean American caregiver whose parents' transgressive flight from tradition and war has left them shrouded in a cloud of secrets and muted passion. A shocking and senseless death will test every familial bond and force all who are touched by the tragedy to reexamine who their loved ones truly are--the very meaning of the words. Haunting, elliptical, and powerful, The Loved Ones deconstructs the world we think we know and shows us the one we inhabit."--Jacket flap
Summary
Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seeks to remedy his fatherless childhood in Washington, DC, by making an honorable choice when his chance arrives. Years later in the mid-1980s, uneasy and stymied in his marriage to Alice, he finds a connection with Hannah Lee, the teenage Korean American caregiver whose parents' transgressive flight from tradition and war has left them shrouded in a cloud of secrets and muted passion. A shocking and senseless death will test every familial bond and force all who are touched by the tragedy to reexamine who their loved ones truly are--the very meaning of the words
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10533754
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chung, Sonya
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Asian American
  • Korean Americans
  • Caregivers
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The loved ones : a novel, by Sonya Chung
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
ocn951711391
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780984764846
Lccn
2015958933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951711391
Label
The loved ones : a novel, by Sonya Chung
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
ocn951711391
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780984764846
Lccn
2015958933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951711391

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