The Love Wife

Product Number: EB00173620
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781400043798
Publisher: Vintage
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From the massively talented Gish Jen comes a barbed, moving, and stylistically dazzling new novel about the elusive nature of kinship. The Wongs describe themselves as a "half half" family, but the actual fractions are more complicated, given Carnegie's Chinese heritage, his wife Blondie's WASP background, and the various ethnic permutations of their adopted and biological children. Into this new American family comes a volatile new member.Her name is Lanlan. She is Carnegie's Mainland Chinese relative, a tough, surprisingly lovely survivor of the Cultural Revolution, who comes courtesy of Carnegie's mother's will. Is Lanlan a very good nanny, a heartless climber, or a posthumous gift from a formidable mother who never stopped wanting her son to marry a nice Chinese girl? Rich in insight, buoyed by humor, The Love Wife is a hugely satisfying work.

Author(s): Gish Jen
Original Publish Date: Sep 14, 2004

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Author(s): Gish Jen
Product Number C2995
Released: Sep 08, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419312762
Author(s): Gish Jen
Product Number Z00857
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449889272

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