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Repeat after me

Author: Rachel DeWoskin
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aysha Silvermintz is a marginally neurotic, sublimely needy young instructor of English to immigrants in Manhattan?s Upper West Side. Her student Da Ge is an intriguingly taciturn, softly menacing Chinese national who came to the U.S. in the wake of the Tiananmen Square uprisings. What they lack in fluid communication skills they more than make up for in shared emotional fragility, born of family tragedies and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction. Fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeWoskin, Rachel.
Repeat after me.
New York : Overlook Press, 2009
(OCoLC)649917912
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel DeWoskin
ISBN: 9781590202227 1590202228
OCLC Number: 276819720
Description: 319 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Rachel DeWoskin.

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Aysha Silvermintz is a marginally neurotic, sublimely needy young instructor of English to immigrants in Manhattan?s Upper West Side. Her student Da Ge is an intriguingly taciturn, softly menacing Chinese national who came to the U.S. in the wake of the Tiananmen Square uprisings. What they lack in fluid communication skills they more than make up for in shared emotional fragility, born of family tragedies and personal failures. Aysha falls instantly and secretly in love with Da Ge, long before he bluntly asks her to marry him so he can become a U.S. citizen. Aysha becomes pregnant, but before she can tell him, Da Ge commits suicide just days before his citizenship is finalized. Determined to understand what plagued this tortured, enigmatic man, Aysha moves to China, where she?ll raise the daughter he never knew.--From Booklist.

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