Girl in translation / Jean Kwok.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Brookfield Library||LP F/KWOK (Text to phone)||34029119915030||Adult Fiction Large Type||Available||-|
|Easton Public Library||LP KOWK (Text to phone)||37777120014394||Adult Fiction Large Type||Available||-|
|Mark Twain Library Association - Redding||FIC Kwo LP (Text to phone)||33620108196300||Adult Large Type||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781602858879 (library binding : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 160285887X (library binding : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 367 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Center Point large print ed.
- Publisher: Thorndike : Center Point Pub., Maine. 2010.
When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night. Disguising the difficult truths of her life -- like the extent of her poverty, the degree to which her family's future rests on her, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition -- Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to family, and their personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. In an indelible voice, Jean Kwok has written a classic novel of the immigrant experience -- a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation. (Bestseller)
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