Meng Jin Is A Writer Whose Sweep Is As Intimate As It Is Global Little Gods Is A Novel About The Heart Wracking Ways In Which We Move Through History And Time A Fierce And Intelligent Debut From A Writer With Longitude And Latitude Embedded In Her Vision Colum McCannCombining The Emotional Resonance Of Home Fire With The Ambition And Innovation Of Asymmetry, A Lyrical And Thought Provoking Debut Novel That Explores The Complex Web Of Grief, Memory, Time, Physics, History, And Selfhood In The Immigrant Experience, And The Complicated Bond Between Daughters And MothersOn The Night Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre, A Woman Gives Birth In A Beijing Hospital Alone Thus Begins The Unraveling Of Su Lan, A Brilliant Physicist Who Until This Moment Has Successfully Erased Her Past, Fighting What She Calls The Mind S Arrow Of TimeWhen Su Lan Dies Unexpectedly Seventeen Years Later, It Is Her Daughter Liya Who Inherits The Silences And Contradictions Of Her Life Liya, Who Grew Up In America, Takes Her Mother S Ashes To China To Her, An Unknown Country In A Territory Inhabited By The Ghosts Of The Living And The Dead, Liya S Memories Are Joined By Those Of Two Others Zhu Wen, The Woman Last To Know Su Lan Before She Left China, And Yongzong, The Father Liya Has Never Known In This Way A Portrait Of Su Lan Emerges An Ambitious Scientist, An Ambivalent Mother, And A Woman Whose Relationship To Her Own Past Shapes And Ultimately Unmakes Liya S Own Sense Of DisplacementA Story Of Migrations Literal And Emotional, Spanning Time, Space And Class, Little Gods Is A Sharp Yet Expansive Exploration Of The Aftermath Of Unfulfilled Dreams, An Immigrant Story In Negative That Grapples With Our Tenuous Connections To Memory, History, And Self
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- 288 pages
- Little Gods
- Meng Jin
- 17 April 2017 Meng Jin