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The fortunes / Peter Ho Davies.

Davies, Peter Ho, 1966- author. (Author).
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  • 11 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton County Public Library - Fowler F DAV (Text) 34044000901809 ADULT FICTION Available -
Flora-Monroe Township Public Library - Flora FIC DAV (Text) 50825010704293 Fiction Available -
Greentown Public Library - Greentown AF DAVIES (Text) 75342000082779 Adult Fiction Checked out 11/05/2016
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood DAV (Text) 36626103767802 New Fiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC DAVIES, PETER HO (Text) 33946003130445 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland AF DAVIE (Text) 76383000444486 Adult New Shelf, F In process -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison F (Text) 39391006766032 Fiction Checked out 11/01/2016
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon FIC DAV (Text) 30653001402650 New Adult Fic Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon F DAV (Text) 34330512959009 Adult - New Books Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville FIC DAV (Text) 78551000527849 New Books Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544263703
  • ISBN: 0544263707
  • Physical Description: 268 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: The Fortunes reimagines the traditional multigenerational novel through the lens of immigrant experience. The family institution is revered in Chinese culture, but the historical reality of Chinese Americans has seen family bonds denied, fragmented, or imperiled. The Fortunes uses this history from the bachelor society of the gold rush era to laws against interracial marriage to the recent wave of adopted baby girls to create a portrait of a community whose line of descent is broken, yet which has tenaciously persisted, as much through love as by blood. Through four lives a railroad baron's valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a victim of a hate crime that mobilizes Asian Americans, and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption--this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history. These stories, three of which are inspired by real historical characters, examines the process of becoming not only Chinese American, but American.
Subject: Chinese Americans > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > General.

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