ISBN 10: 141930481X / ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Usato / Quantità: 0
Copie del libro da altre librerie
Mostra tutte le  copie di questo libro

Libro

Purtroppo questa copia non è più disponibile. Di seguito ti proponiamo una lista di copie simili.

Descrizione:

Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Codice inventario libreria

Su questo libro:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads):
3,3 valutazione media
(942 valutazioni)

Riassunto: 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

Review: The realities of mixed-heritage familes are explored in The Love Wife: those serio-comic moments that all families run into, but that are particularly difficult when its members are of completely different backgrounds. In this case, the non-American heritage is Chinese and the practitioner is an old hand. Gish Jen wrote Mona in the Promised Land, Who's Irish?, and Typical American, all rich and telling contributions to immigrant literature. The Love Wife combines humor, pathos, a big surprise at the end, and dead-on dialogue between children and parents to keep the reader engaged.

Carnegie Wong, only son of successful immigrant Mama Wong, much to his mother's horror, marries big, blonde, Caucasian Jane, known ever after, pejoratively, as Blondie. Carnegie has already adopted an Asian child of unknown origin--a factor in the story--when he meets Blondie and they adopt a Chinese girl. Lizzy and Wendy are eventually joined by a bio-baby boy, Bailey, who is "half-half" and disconcertingly blonde. The family is complete, Mama Wong dies, and along with her go all her prescriptive, preemptive, insulting remarks. Not quite. Her domineering hand reaches from the grave back to China and then to Carnegie and Blondie's home, delivering Lan, an erstwhile "cousin" Mama has bequeathed to her son and his family. She is supposed to be a nanny, but Blondie believes that she has been sent to be a "love-wife" or concubine.

The entire family dynamic is changed almost instantly. Lan, a model of passive-aggression, immediately ingratiates herself to the girls. Blondie, a model of forebearance as she is berated by her eldest daughter, misunderstood by her husband and detested by Lan, tries to befriend Lan; a lesser person would have driven her from the house. Lan is so obvious that she becomes a self-parody. Blondie quits her job to spend more time with her family; Carnegie loses his, and the family is headed for implosion.

This would have been quite enough plot to carry these characters into, and perhaps out of, heavy waters, but there are other complications; entrepreneurial thirst denied, racism in the 'burbs, a killing fire and bad choices abounding. It's a very full plate at the end, which is ambiguous enough to allow the reader to believe anything. --Valerie Ryan

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Dati bibliografici

Condizione libro: New

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Jen, Gish
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
Addis Books
(Cheyenne, WY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro No binding. Condizione libro: Good. Case may have wear and identifying marks/stickers. Disc plays perfectly. audio book. Codice libro della libreria 012-6042-XX3E

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 0,89
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Jen, Gish
Editore: Recorded Books
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books. Condizione libro: Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 938070

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 8,05
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Gish Jen
Editore: Recorded Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Usato Quantità: 1
Da
The Yard Sale Store
(Narrowsburg, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books, 2004. Audio Book. Condizione libro: Good. 13 Reliable AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library in the clamshell case. Library sticker and marking to the box and the CDs. Some shelf wear and edge wear to the box. The AUDIO CDs are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this AUDIO CD performance!. Codice libro della libreria CDuLib042211032

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 11,51
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,43
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Gish Jen (author), Various (narrator)
Editore: Recorded Books, Inc. 2004-09-14, S.l. (2004)
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books, Inc. 2004-09-14, S.l., 2004. audio CD. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9781419304811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,06
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,34
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Writer Gish Jen
Editore: Recorded Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books, United States, 2004. CD-Audio. Condizione libro: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. 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. Codice libro della libreria AAC9781419304811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Gish Jen
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Compact Disc. Condizione libro: New. Compact Disc. Carnegie Wong and Blondie meet and marry in college when they are asked to take in a baby of Asian descent (Chinese Korean? Japanese?) Their modern American marriage thrives as they ado.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 0.399. Codice libro della libreria 9781419304811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Gish Jen
Editore: Recorded Books
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books. No binding. Condizione libro: New. Audio CD. Dimensions: 5.8in. x 5.3in. x 2.0in.From the highly praised author of Mona in the Promised Land and Whos Irisha generous, funny, explosive novel about the new half-half American family. Here is Carnegie Wong, second-generation Chinese American warm heart and funny guy. Here is his WASP wife, the delicious za-za-vavoomy Blondie. Here are their two adopted Asian daughters, and their half-half bio son. And here is Mama Wong, Carnegies no-holds-barred mother, who, eternally opposed to his marriage, has arranged from her grave for a mainland Chinese relation to come look after the kids. Is this woman, as Carnegie claims, a nanny Or is she, as Blondie fears, something else What happens as Carnegie and Blondie try to incorporate the ambiguous new arrival into their already complicated lives is touchingly, brilliantly, intricately told. Powerfully evoking the contemporary American family in all its fragility and strength, Gish Jen has given us her most exuberant and accomplished novel. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Audio CD. Codice libro della libreria 9781419304811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Writer Gish Jen
Editore: Recorded Books, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books, United States, 2004. CD-Audio. Condizione libro: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. 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. Codice libro della libreria AAC9781419304811

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 27,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Gish Jen
Editore: Recorded Books (2004)
ISBN 10: 141930481X ISBN 13: 9781419304811
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Recorded Books, 2004. Compact Disc. Condizione libro: Brand New. unabridged edition. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria x-141930481X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 43,88
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,69
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi