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The Celestials : a novel

Author: Karen Shepard
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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In June of 1870, seventy-five Chinese laborers arrived in North Adams, Massachusetts, to work for Calvin Sampson, one of the biggest industrialists in that busy factory town. Except for the foreman, the Chinese didn't speak English. They didn't know they were strikebreakers. The eldest of them was twenty-two. When Sampson's wife, Julia, gives birth to a mixed-race baby, the infant becomes a lightning rod for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Shepard
ISBN: 9781935639558 1935639552
OCLC Number: 827848949
Description: 361 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Karen Shepard.

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In June of 1870, seventy-five Chinese laborers arrived in North Adams, Massachusetts, to work for Calvin Sampson, one of the biggest industrialists in that busy factory town. Except for the foreman, the Chinese didn't speak English. They didn't know they were strikebreakers. The eldest of them was twenty-two. When Sampson's wife, Julia, gives birth to a mixed-race baby, the infant becomes a lightning rod for identity conflicts, alienation, and exile.

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