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The Resource A map for the missing, Belinda Huijuan Tang

A map for the missing, Belinda Huijuan Tang

Label
A map for the missing
Title
A map for the missing
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Huijuan Tang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An epic, mesmerizing debut novel set against a rapidly changing post-Cultural Revolution China that reckons with the costs of pursuing one's dreams and the lives we leave behind"--
  • Tang Yitian has been living in America for almost a decade when he receives an urgent phone call from his mother: his father has disappeared from the family's rural village in China. Though they have been estranged for years, Yitian promises to come home. When Yitian attempts to piece together what may have happened, he struggles to navigate China's impenetrable bureaucracy as an outsider, and his mother's evasiveness only deepens the mystery. So he seeks out a childhood friend who may be in a position to help: Tian Hanwen, the only other person who shared Yitian's desire to pursue a life of knowledge. As a teenager, Hanwen was "sent down" from Shanghai to Yitian's village as part of the country's rustication campaign. Young and in love, they dreamed of attending university in the city together. But when their plans resulted in a terrible tragedy, their paths diverged, and while Yitian ended up a professor in America, Hanwen was left behind, resigned to life as a midlevel bureaucrat's wealthy housewife. Reuniting for the first time as adults, Yitian and Hanwen embark on the search for Yitian's father, all the while grappling with the past--who Yitian's father really was, and what might have been. Spanning the late 1970s to 1990s and moving effortlessly between rural provinces and big cities, A Map for the Missing is a deeply felt examination of family and forgiveness, and the meaning of home
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11072557
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tang, Belinda Huijuan
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A6844
LC item number
M37 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Homecoming
  • Estranged families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Missing persons
  • China
  • Chinese
  • Families
  • Homecoming
  • Missing persons
  • China
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A map for the missing, Belinda Huijuan Tang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780593300664
Lccn
2021041971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1285562094
Label
A map for the missing, Belinda Huijuan Tang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780593300664
Lccn
2021041971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1285562094

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