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The Resource The leavers, a novel by Lisa Ko

The leavers, a novel by Lisa Ko

Label
The leavers
Title
The leavers
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Lisa Ko
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
One morning, eleven-year-old Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job and never comes home. Deming is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town. This is a poignant story of a boy who struggles to find his footing in a new world. It’s also an unflinching look at the difficult decisions a mother faces. This novel explores what it means to be a family and the duality of lives, especially through adoption. -- Jennifer Ohzourk for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2016.
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10546112
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The leavers, a novel by Lisa Ko
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21256106
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781616206888
Lccn
2016043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953599445
  • (OCoLC)ocn953599445
  • 244660
Label
The leavers, a novel by Lisa Ko
Publication
Note
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21256106
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9781616206888
Lccn
2016043934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953599445
  • (OCoLC)ocn953599445
  • 244660

Library Locations

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