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The Resource A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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A map of betrayal : a novel
Title
A map of betrayal
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ha Jin.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed--and point to a hidden second family that he'd left behind in China. As Lilian follows her father's trail back into the Chinese provinces, she begins to grasp the extent of his dilemma: he is a man torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country. She sees how his sense of duty distorted his life, and as she starts to understand that Gary too had been betrayed, Lilian finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from endangering yet another generation of Shangs
  • Shocked by discoveries in her late CIA mole father's diary, Lilian Shang travels to China to meet the family her father was forced to abandon after World War II
  • "From the award-winning author of Waiting: a spare, haunting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries--China and the United States--and two families as it explores the complicated terrain of love and honor. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary--an astonishing chronicle of his journey from 1949 Shanghai to Okinawa to Langley, Virginia--reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed. The trail leads Lilian to China, to her father's long-abandoned other family, whose existence she and her Irish American mother never suspected. As Lilian begins to fathom her father's dilemma--torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country--she sees how his sense of duty distorted his life. But as she starts to understand that Gary, too, had been betrayed, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from damaging yet another generation of her family"--
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1956-
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Jin, Ha
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Chinese American women
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Moles (Spies)
  • Spy stories
  • Family secrets
  • Chinese American women
  • Family secrets
  • Fathers and daughters
  • International relations
  • Moles (Spies)
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
Label
A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307911612
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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0015011565
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883335008
Label
A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307911612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015011565
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883335008

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