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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
"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
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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