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The Resource The school for good mothers : a novel, Jessamine Chan

The school for good mothers : a novel, Jessamine Chan

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The school for good mothers : a novel
Title
The school for good mothers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jessamine Chan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in near-future America, The School for Good Mothers introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Protagonist Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American single mother in Philadelphia, loses custody of her 18-month-old daughter, Harriet, after she leaves Harriet home alone for two hours on one very bad day. To regain custody, Frida must spend a year at a newly-created institution, where she practices parenting with bad mothers from all over the county. There, she learns to love an uncannily life-like toddler girl doll in order to demonstrate her maternal instincts and prove to her family court judge that she deserves a second chance. Frida is an outsider in every way: better educated, more affluent, and the only Asian. The mothers, whose transgressions range from benign to horrific, are under constant surveillance. If they don't pass all the school's tests, their parental rights will be terminated. Inspired by dystopian classics such as 1984, Never Let Me Go, and The Handmaid's Tale, the novel eviscerates the dominant American parenting culture, while highlighting the tragedy of state-sponsored family separation. Is there one right way to mother? Can a bad mother ever be redeemed? With warmth, heart, and dark humor, the novel tells a timeless story of a mother fighting to win back her child, and her struggle to hold onto her integrity while being indoctrinated" --Provided by publisher
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11036750
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DLC
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Chan, Jessamine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese American women
  • Single mothers
  • Motherhood
Target audience
adult
Label
The school for good mothers : a novel, Jessamine Chan
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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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781982156121
Lccn
2020046841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1226073462
  • (OCoLC)1226073462
  • 3544156
Label
The school for good mothers : a novel, Jessamine Chan
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781982156121
Lccn
2020046841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1226073462
  • (OCoLC)1226073462
  • 3544156

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