The Fortunes

Catalog Record Details

Category:
Diversity Kiosk

Title:
The Fortunes

Author:
Peter Ho Davies

Abstract:
Sly, funny, intelligent, and artfully structured, The Fortunes recasts American history through the lives of Chinese Americans and reimagines the multigenerational novel through the fractures of immigrant family experience. Inhabiting four lives—a railroad baron’s valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor; Hollywood’s first Chinese movie star; a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes the Asian American community; and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption—this novel captures and capsizes over a century of our history, showing that even as family bonds are denied and broken, a community can survive—as much through love as blood.

Publisher:
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Year:
2016

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