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The Resource The Unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin, (electronic resource)

The Unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin, (electronic resource)

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The Unpassing
Title
The Unpassing
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Chia-Chia Lin
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eng
Summary
"A singularly vast and captivating novel . . . What makes Lin's novel such an important book is the extent to which it probes America's mythmaking about itself." —Brian Haman, The New York Times Book Review One of The New York Times Book Review 's 14 Books to Watch For in May, one of the Wall Street Journal Magazine 's 12 Best Books of Spring, one of TIME 's Best New Books to Read in May, and one of Cosmopolitan 's 14 Best Books Coming Out in May. Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by the Los Angeles Times, Esquire , Southern Living, The Rumpus, The Millions, Literary Hub and Electric Literature A searing debut novel that explores community, identity, and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska In Chia-Chia Lin's debut novel, The Unpassing , we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. When ten-year-old Gavin contracts meningitis at school, he falls into a deep, nearly fatal coma. He wakes up a week later to learn that his little sister Ruby was infected, too. She did not survive. Routine takes over for the grieving family: the siblings care for each other as they befriend a neighboring family and explore the woods; distance grows between the parents as they deal with their loss separately. But things spiral when the father, increasingly guilt ridden after Ruby's death, is sued for not properly installing a septic tank, which results in grave harm to a little boy. In the ensuing chaos, what really happened to Ruby finally emerges. With flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in which a family is forced to grieve in a place that doesn't yet feel like home. Emotionally raw and subtly suspenseful, The Unpassing is a deeply felt family saga that dismisses the American dream for a harsher, but ultimately more profound, reality
Summary
A rural Alaskan family is shattered by an outbreak of meningitis that ends the life of a child, leading a grieving father to commit a devastating fatal error that culminates in a profound revelation
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1981-
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Lin, Chia-Chia
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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The Unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780374719456
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698732cf-570c-400c-aebb-cb8f18397156
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Label
The Unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374719456
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
698732cf-570c-400c-aebb-cb8f18397156
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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