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The Love Wife

Linda Stephens (Narrated by), Kenneth Leung (Narrated by), Nancy Wu (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/5/2008)
Paperback (10/11/2005)

Description

From the massively talented Gish Jen comes a barbed, moving, and stylistically dazzling new novel about the elusive nature of kinship. The Wongs describe themselves as a "half half" family, but the actual fractions are more complicated, given Carnegie's Chinese heritage, his wife Blondie's WASP background, and the various ethnic permutations of their adopted and biological children. Into this new American family comes a volatile new member.Her name is Lanlan. She is Carnegie's Mainland Chinese relative, a tough, surprisingly lovely survivor of the Cultural Revolution, who comes courtesy of Carnegie's mother's will. Is Lanlan a very good nanny, a heartless climber, or a posthumous gift from a formidable mother who never stopped wanting her son to marry a nice Chinese girl? Rich in insight, buoyed by humor, The Love Wife is a hugely satisfying work.

Recorded Books, Inc., 9781419304811

Publication Date: September 14, 2004