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Useful phrases for immigrants : stories

Author: May-Lee Chai
Publisher: [Durham, NC] : Blair, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the title story of this timely and innovative collection, a young woman wearing a Prada coat attempts to redeem a coupon for plastic storage bins while her in-laws are at home watching the Chinese news and taking her private phone calls. It is the lively and wise juxtaposition of cultures, generations, and emotions that characterize May-lee Chai's amazing stories. Within them, readers will find a complex blend of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chai, May-Lee.
Useful phrases for immigrants.
Durham, NC : Blair, [2018]
(DLC) 2018035306
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: May-Lee Chai
ISBN: 9780932112767 0932112765
OCLC Number: 1028524098
Notes: Place of publication from publisher's website.
Description: 146 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Useful phrases for immigrants --
Fish boy --
Ghost festivals --
The body --
Canada --
The lucky day --
First Carvel in Beijing --
Shouting means I love you --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: May-lee Chai.

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Eight innovative, timely stories illuminate the hopes and fears of Chinese immigrants and their descendants.  Read more...

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