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The Resource Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin

Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin

Label
Little gods : a novel
Title
Little gods
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meng Jin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother's ashes to China--to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya's memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya's own sense of displacement. A story of migrations literal and emotional, spanning time, space and class, Little Gods is a sharp yet expansive exploration of the aftermath of unfulfilled dreams, an immigrant story in negative that grapples with our tenuous connections to memory, history, and self
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jin, Meng
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.I57
LC item number
L58 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese American women
  • Immigrants
  • Death
  • Self-realization in women
Label
Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780062935953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134612545
Label
Little gods : a novel, Meng Jin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780062935953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134612545

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