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Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown

Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown


作者  /  Lauren Hilgers

出版社 / CROWN

出版日期 / 2018/03/20

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$945

售價 / 79折, NT$ 747

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The deeply reported story of one indelible family transplanted from rural China to New York City, forging a life between two worlds
 
In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son of a fisherman, the former owner of a small teashop, and the spark that had sent his village into an uproar—pitting residents against a corrupt local government. Under the alias Patriot Number One, he had stoked a series of pro-democracy protests, hoping to change his home for the better. Instead, sensing an impending crackdown, Zhuang and his wife Little Yan left their infant son with relatives and traveled to America. With few contacts and only a shaky grasp of English, they had to start from scratch.

In Patriot Number One, Hilgers follows this dauntless family through a world hidden in plain sight: a byzantine network of employment agencies and language schools, of underground asylum brokers and illegal dormitories that Flushing’s Chinese community relies on for survival. As the irrepressibly opinionated Zhuang and the more pragmatic Little Yan pursue legal status and struggle to reunite with their son, we also meet others piecing together a new life in Flushing. Tang, a democracy activist who was caught up in the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, is still dedicated to his cause after more than a decade in exile. Karen, a college graduate whose mother imagined a bold American life for her, works part time in a nail salon as she attends vocational school, and refuses to look backward.

With a novelist’s eye for character and detail, Hilgers captures the joys and indignities of starting from scratch in a new country—and the stubborn allure of the American dream.







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誠品26碼 /2681536994001
ISBN 13 /9780451496133
ISBN 10 /0451496132
EAN /9780451496133

頁數336
尺寸23.5X15.6CM
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語言英文
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