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The Resource The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies

The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies

Label
The fortunes
Title
The fortunes
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ho Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Inhabiting four lives—a railroad baron’s valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption—this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive—as much through love as blood. Building fact into fiction, spinning fiction around fact, Davies uses each of these stories—three inspired by real historical characters—to examine the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Peter Ho
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Chinese Americans
Label
The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
Instantiates
Publication
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
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780544263703
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016005161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The fortunes, Peter Ho Davies
Publication
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
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9780544263703
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016005161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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