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The leavers : a novel / Lisa Ko.

Ko, Lisa, (author.). Ko, Lisa. Better life. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781616208042
  • ISBN: 161620804X
  • Physical Description: 350 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.

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Includes "Readers round table".
Summary, etc.:
"One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
National Book Award finalist, 2017
PEN/Bellwether award for socially engaged fiction, 2016
Subject: Children of illegal aliens > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Illegal aliens > Fiction.
Deportation > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
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