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The leavers

Author: Lisa Ko
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First 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: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Ko
ISBN: 9781616206888 1616206888
OCLC Number: 953599445
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
PEN America Literary Award.
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: a novel by Lisa Ko.

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The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It's the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away and how a mother learns to live  Read more...
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The Leavers is courageous, sensitive, and perfectly of this moment." - Barbara Kingsolver

 
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