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Empire of glass : a novel

Title
Empire of glass : a novel / Kaitlin Solimine.
Author
Solimine, Kaitlin,
Publication
  • New York : Ig Publishing, 2017.
  • ©2017

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Description
299 pages; 21 cm
Subjects
Call Number
JFD 17-5311
ISBN
  • 1632460556
  • 9781632460554
Author
Solimine, Kaitlin, author.
Title
Empire of glass : a novel / Kaitlin Solimine.
Publisher
New York : Ig Publishing, 2017.
Copyright Date
©2017
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
In the mid-1990s, an American teenager, named Lao K in Chinese, stands on Coal Hill, a park in Beijing, a loop of rope in her hand. Will she assist her Chinese homestay mother, Li-Ming, who is dying of cancer, in ending her life, or will she choose another path? Twenty years later, Lao K receives a book written by Li-Ming called "Empire of Glass," a narrative that chronicles the lives of Li-Ming and her husband, Wang, in pre and post-revolutionary China over the last half of the twentieth century. Lao K begins translating the story, which becomes the novel we are reading. But, as translator, how can Lao K separate fact from fiction, and what will her role be in the book's final chapter? A grand, experimental epic--Lao K's story is told in footnotes that run throughout the book--that chronicles the seismic changes in China over the last half century through the lens of one family's experiences, Empire of Glass is an investigation into the workings of human memory and the veracity of oral history that pushes the boundaries of language and form in stunning and unforgettable ways.
Research Call Number
JFD 17-5311
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