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The Resource I am China : a novel, Xiaolu Guo, (electronic resource)

I am China : a novel, Xiaolu Guo, (electronic resource)

Label
I am China : a novel
Title
I am China
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Xiaolu Guo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping, romantic, and complex novel about two young lovers in contemporary China who struggle to overcome politics, family, and secrets of the past. Mu is a young girl in Beijing, a singer, who is in love with a famous young punk rock musician named Jiang. Jiang has subversive political views, and he has written a manifesto that he keeps trying to broadcast, without much success. Instead, he weaves his politics into his music. We learn their story through Lana, a translator who works for a publisher in London. The publisher has come upon letters exchanged by Mu and Jiang as well as their journals, and as Lana translates we learn more and more about the two lovers. Mu's voice dominates, but the fleeting glimpses of Jiang reveal a complex and conflicted man, and together their relationship is anything but easy. Jiang hates his father, his mother is dead, he is well educated, and he is from the North. Mu, on the other hand, is from the South, and shares a strong emotional bond with her parents. After a particularly fierce fight, Mu leaves China to go on tour performing in the United States. Meanwhile, Jiang pushes his political manifesto further, and once the Chinese government is forced to intervene to stop the publication, we learn that he has hidden the truth about his past and especially about his family
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guo, Xiaolu
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9450.9.G86
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Letters
  • Lovers
  • Musicians
  • Reunions
  • Separation (Psychology)
  • Translators
  • China
  • London (England)
Label
I am China : a novel, Xiaolu Guo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/936DA9CB-2E28-4BFA-B357-47F9868C64B1/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=3B98FFB1-780B-465F-B070-43C77C5925FD
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538725
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00245120
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn883262035
  • (OCoLC)883262035
Label
I am China : a novel, Xiaolu Guo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/936DA9CB-2E28-4BFA-B357-47F9868C64B1/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=3B98FFB1-780B-465F-B070-43C77C5925FD
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385538725
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00245120
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn883262035
  • (OCoLC)883262035

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