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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
"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
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
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.


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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