The Leavers: A Novel

By | October 31, 2017
The Leavers: A Novel Author Lisa Ko
ISBN-10 353
Year 2017-05-02
Pages There was a time I would have called Lisa Kos novel beautifully written ambitious and moving and all of that is true but its more than that now if you want to understanda forgotten and essential part of the world we live in The Leavers is required reading Ann Patchett author of CommonwealthLisa Kos powerful debut The Leavers is the winner of the 2016 PEN Bellwether Prize for Fiction awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addressesissues of social justice One morning Deming Guos mother Polly an undocumented Chinese immigrant goes to her job at a nail salonand never comes home No one can find any trace of her With his mother gone eleven year old Deming is left mystified and bereft Eventually adopted by a pair of well meaning white professors Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson But far from all hes ever known Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptiveparents desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind Told from the perspective of both Danielas he grows into a directionless young manand Polly Kos novel gives us one of fictions most singular mothers Loving and selfish determined and frightened Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another Set in New York and China The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging Its a moving story of how a boy comes intohis own when everything he loves is taken away and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past Lisa Kos fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016 Apogee Journal Narrative Copper Nickel the Asian Pacific American Journal and elsewhere She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts the MacDowell Colony the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writers OMI at Ledig House the Jerome Foundation and Blue Mountain Center among others She was born in New York City where she now lives Visit her at lisa ko com
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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