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Riassunto: This is a personal and moving story of the lives of two extraordinary people affected by tumultuous events of the 20th century as told through the eyes of their youngest son. Love, devotion, honor, duty, and compassion are constants which enrich all the people whose lives are touched by this couple. This is also a story about the silently courageous experience of Chinese immigrants in 20th century America yet the story is also reflective of the initial and subsequent experiences of the many different immigrant groups that make up this country. Physical and economic survival were initial challenges faced by Wing Mark and his wife Suit Ying but their ability to maintain integrity, values, and affection distinguishes the quality of their endurance through rolling successes and treacherous failures. The youngest child of their three children narrates this story with interwoven plots of war, love, cultural identity, familial intrigue, wealth, poverty, and adventure. The tale highlights the lives of two unusual individuals from opposite ends of pre-communist Chinese society, their survival through World War II, and their amazingly unpredictable journey through life as American citizens. The superficial elements of the narrative focus on the infrequently emphasized story of the Chinese American experience but the underlying life messages and insights are applicable and inspirational for all people. This is a story about idealism, optimism, and a legacy of love across generations. Passing Heights is the author's first novel after a long career in academic medicine. The story is drawn from the many extraordinary events surrounding the life and circumstances of his extraordinary parents. The backbone of the narrative, however, is formed from the special relationship between the author and his parents that was developed from the thousands of conversations that occurred over a lifetime. Those affectionate conversations inspired the author's career and provided the motivation for this novel, which was written to share those rich feelings with the reader.
About the Author: Leighton Mark lives with his wife and two children in Wisconsin. He received his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He received additional training at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dartmouth Medical Center, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he practices and teaches the subspecialty of neuroradiology. He is well published in the scientific literature but Passing Heights is his first novel
Titolo: Passing Heights
Casa editrice: Author Solutions
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Xlibris Corporation, 2004. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Codice libro della libreria GM9781413459210