A novel
Product Number: EB00686034
Released: May 23, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524731755
Publisher: Vintage
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Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Ann Patchett on PBS NewsHour, Minnesota Public Radio, PopSugar, Maris Kreizman, The Morning News Winner of Ploughshares' John C. Zacharis Award Winner of a Whiting Award A Belletrist Amuse Book At first glance, the quirky, overworked narrator of Weike Wang's debut novel seems to be on the cusp of a perfect life: she is studying for a prestigious PhD in chemistry that will make her Chinese parents proud (or at least satisfied), and her successful, supportive boyfriend has just proposed to her. But instead of feeling hopeful, she is wracked with ambivalence: the long, demanding hours at the lab have created an exquisite pressure cooker, and she doesn't know how to answer the marriage question. When it all becomes too much and her life plan veers off course, she finds herself on a new path of discoveries about everything she thought she knew. Smart, moving, and always funny, this unique coming-of-age story is certain to evoke a winning reaction.

Author(s): Weike Wang
Original Publish Date: May 23, 2017

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Author(s): Weike Wang
Narrator(s): Julia Whelan
Product Number Z100120268
Released: May 23, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781524781361

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