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Leavers

Autor: Ko, Lisa

Disponibilitate: LIVRARE IN 3-5 SAPTAMANI (produsul este livrat din Marea Britanie)

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77,99 RON
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“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading.” —Ann Patchett,  author of Commonwealth

Lisa Ko’s powerful debut, The Leavers, is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice.
 
One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. 
With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. 
Told from the perspective of both Daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another. 
Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past. 
 
 
Lisa Ko’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, Apogee Journal, Narrative, Copper Nickel, the Asian Pacific American Journal, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Writers OMI at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center, among others. She was born in New York City, where she now lives. Visit her at lisa-ko.com.
 

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Autor Ko, Lisa
Editura Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Dimensiuni 142 x 210 x 33
Data Publicarii 01/05/2018
Format Necartonata
Descriere RO „A fost o vreme cand as fi numit romanul lui Lisa Ko frumos scris, ambitios si emotionant, si toate acestea sunt adevarate, dar acum este mai mult decat atat: daca vrei sa intelegi o parte uitata si esentiala a lumii in care traim , The Leavers este obligatoriu sa citeasca. ” —Ann Patchett, autorul debutului puternic al Commonwealth Lisa Ko, The Leavers, este castigatorul Premiului PEN / Bellwether 2016 pentru fictiune, acordat de Barbara Kingsolver pentru un roman care abordeaza probleme de justitie sociala.
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„A fost o vreme cand as fi numit romanul lui Lisa Ko frumos scris, ambitios si emotionant, si toate acestea sunt adevarate, dar acum este mai mult decat atat: daca vrei sa intelegi o parte uitata si esentiala a lumii in care traim , The Leavers este obligatoriu sa citeasca. ” —Ann Patchett, autorul debutului puternic al Commonwealth Lisa Ko, The Leavers, este castigatorul Premiului PEN / Bellwether 2016 pentru fictiune, acordat de Barbara Kingsolver pentru un roman care abordeaza probleme de justitie sociala.
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