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Across a Green Ocean
by Lee, Wendy

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A widow and her two grown children search for answers about the past in both America and China, in this insightful novel of an immigrant family's journey.

After a lifetime of sacrifice, Ling's husband has passed away. Though she has both a son and a daughter to comfort her, she has struggled to understand how they live their lives--Emily, an immigration lawyer in New York City, inexplicably refuses to have children; and Michael is unable to commit to a relationship or a career.

Michael yearns for a deeper connection to his family, but has never been able to find the courage to come out to them as gay. But when he finds a letter to his father from a long-ago friend--written mostly in Chinese except for a mysterious line at the end: Everything has been forgiven--he impulsively travels to China in the hopes of learning more about a man he never really knew. In this rapidly modernizing country, he begins to understand his father's decisions--including one that reverberates into the present day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Ling and Emily question their own choices, trying to forge a path that bends toward new loves and fresh beginnings.

From the author of Happy Family, named one of the top ten debuts of the year by Booklist, this is a powerfully honest novel that captures the complexity of the immigrant experience, exploring one family's hidden history, unspoken hurts, and search for a place to call home.

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Pub. Date: 2015-01-27
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Pub. Date: 2015-01-27
Publisher: Kensington Books
Price: $2.99
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
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Overview

A widow and her two grown children search for answers about the past in both America and China, in this insightful novel of an immigrant family's journey.

After a lifetime of sacrifice, Ling's husband has passed away. Though she has both a son and a daughter to comfort her, she has struggled to understand how they live their lives--Emily, an immigration lawyer in New York City, inexplicably refuses to have children; and Michael is unable to commit to a relationship or a career.

Michael yearns for a deeper connection to his family, but has never been able to find the courage to come out to them as gay. But when he finds a letter to his father from a long-ago friend--written mostly in Chinese except for a mysterious line at the end: Everything has been forgiven--he impulsively travels to China in the hopes of learning more about a man he never really knew. In this rapidly modernizing country, he begins to understand his father's decisions--including one that reverberates into the present day. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Ling and Emily question their own choices, trying to forge a path that bends toward new loves and fresh beginnings.

From the author of Happy Family, named one of the top ten debuts of the year by Booklist, this is a powerfully honest novel that captures the complexity of the immigrant experience, exploring one family's hidden history, unspoken hurts, and search for a place to call home.


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  • PID: 16042020994
  • ISBN-13: 9781617734878
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Seller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA/ILAB
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