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  • 6 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.

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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION LEE 2021 (Text) 0001002434445 Fiction New In transit -

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Tiller is an average American college student with a good heart but minimal aspirations. Pong Lou is a larger-than-life, wildly creative Chinese American entrepreneur who sees something intriguing in Tiller beyond his bored exterior and takes him under his wing. When Pong brings him along on a boisterous trip across Asia, Tiller is catapulted from ordinary young man to talented protégé, and pulled into a series of ever more extreme and eye-opening experiences that transform his view of the world, of Pong, and of himself.  In the breathtaking, “precise, elliptical prose” that Chang-rae Lee is known for (The New York Times), the narrative alternates between Tiller’s outlandish, mind-boggling year with Pong and the strange, riveting, emotionally complex domestic life that follows it, as Tiller processes what happened to him abroad and what it means for his future. Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship, and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion—on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America, and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs. Tinged at once with humor and darkness, electric with its accumulating surprises and suspense, My Year Abroad is a novel that only Chang-rae Lee could have written, and one that will be read and discussed for years to come. Provided by publisher.
Subject: College students > Fiction.
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Business travel > Asia > Fiction.
Apprentices > Fiction.
Americans > Asia > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Cultural awareness > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.

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