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The Resource At the heart of the universe : a novel, Samuel Shem

At the heart of the universe : a novel, Samuel Shem

Label
At the heart of the universe : a novel
Title
At the heart of the universe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Shem
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of the one-child-per-family policy. Inspired by the author's experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and father with her birth mother high on a mountaintop. Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a Chinese woman abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a busy market, and then shifting to Changsha ten years later as the daughter returns with her adopted American parents, the story moves across southern China until, high atop Emei San, one of China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the four are brought together in the wilderness-- a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and suffering and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shem, Samuel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.H39374
LC item number
A95 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Americans
  • Adopted children
  • Birthmothers
  • China
Label
At the heart of the universe : a novel, Samuel Shem
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781609806415
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016008702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn945804085
  • (OCoLC)945804085
Label
At the heart of the universe : a novel, Samuel Shem
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781609806415
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2016008702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn945804085
  • (OCoLC)945804085

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