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My year abroad, Chang-rae Lee

Label
My year abroad
Title
My year abroad
Statement of responsibility
Chang-rae Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along on a boisterous trip across Asia, Tiller is catapulted from ordinary young man to talented protégé and pulled into a series of ever more extreme and eye-opening experiences that transform his view of the world of Pong and of himself. In the breathtaking, 'precise, elliptical prose' that Chang-rae Lee is known for (The New York Times), the narrative alternates between Tiller's outlandish, mind-boggling year with Pong and the strange, riveting, emotionally complex domestic life that follows it, as Tiller processes what happened to him abroad and what it means for his future. Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion - on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs. Tinged at once with humor and darkness, electric with its accumulating surprises and suspense, My Year Abroad is a novel that only Chang-rae Lee could have written and one that will be read and discussed for years to come
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Chang-rae
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Capitalism
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Business travel
  • Parenthood
  • Cultural awareness
  • Americans
  • Life change events
  • Chinese Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
My year abroad, Chang-rae Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068433787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
655 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
My year abroad, Chang-rae Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068433787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
655 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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