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The leavers : a novel

Author: Lisa Ko
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Ko
ISBN: 9781616208042 161620804X
OCLC Number: 1029562340
Notes: Includes "Readers round table".
Awards: National Book Award finalist, 2017
PEN/Bellwether award for socially engaged fiction, 2016
Description: 350 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lisa Ko.

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"Here is imperative reading: a vivid fictional exploration of what it means to belong and what it feels like when you don't . . . Ko gives us an unsparing portrait of the resilience and grit it takes Read more...

 
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