Little Gods

Little Gods

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

On the night of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind's arrow of time. When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother's ashes to China - to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya's memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya's own sense of displacement.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911590439
Publisher: One
Imprint: One
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Sales rank: 12884
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 326g
Height: 137mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 26mm