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The leavers  Cover Image Book Book

The leavers

Ko, Lisa (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1616206888
  • ISBN: 9781616206888
  • ISBN: 1616206888 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781616206888 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781616206888
  • ISBN: 1616206888
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
    regular print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Summary, etc.: "One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past"--
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
PEN America Literary Award.
Subject: Undocumented immigrants
Children of illegal aliens Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Illegal aliens Fiction
Deportation Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction
Mothers and sons Fiction
Illegal aliens Fiction
Genre: Bildungsromans.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.


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