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Girl in Translation

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Girl in Translation

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New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok is a powerful story about a Chinese immigrant family in Brooklyn. Kimberley Chang and her mother move from Hong Kong to New York. A new life awaits them - making a new home in a new country. But all they can afford is a verminous, broken-windowed Brooklyn apartment. the only heating is an unreliable oven. they are deep in debt. And neither one speaks one word of English. Yet there is hope. Eleven-year-old Kim goes to school. And though cut off by an alien language and culture and forced by poverty to work nights in a sweatshop - she finds the classroom challenges liberating. In books and learning shell be saved. But can Kim successfully turn to lost girl from Hong Kong into a happy American woman? And should she? Jean Kwoks powerful and moving tale of hardship and triumph, of heartbreak and love, speaks of all that gets lost in translation. A sensitively handled rites-of-passage account. . . has the unmistakable ring of authenticity Metro A truly amazing story thatll leave you full of admiration and affection for the characters Easy Living A classic and moving immigration story Red Jean Kwok emigrated from Hong Kong to Brooklyn as a child; her first novel Girl in Translation is based loosely on her own experience as a Chinese immigrant in America. With Girl in Translation Jean Kwok has won the American Library Association Alex Award, an Orange New Writers title and international critical acclaim.

Details

  • Auteur : Jean Kwok
  • ISBN : 9780141042749
  • Taal : Engels
  • Uitgever : Penguin Books Ltd
  • Uitvoering : Paperback
  • Verschijningsdatum : juni 2011
  • Aantal pagina's : 304
  • Afmetingen : Afmeting: 19,6 x 12,8 x 2,7 cm
  • Gewicht : 213 g
  • Druk : 1ᵉ druk

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