Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok

Introducing a clean, intriguing new voice, an inspiring debut a few chinese language immigrant woman pressured to select from worlds and futures. 

When Kimberly Chang and her mom to migrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she fast starts off a mystery double lifestyles: remarkable schoolgirl in the course of the day, Chinatown sweatshop employee within the evenings. Disguising the more challenging truths of her life-like the extraordinary measure of her poverty, the burden of her family's destiny resting on her shoulders, or her mystery love for a manufacturing facility boy who stocks none of her expertise or ambition-Kimberly learns to continually translate not only her language yet herself from side to side among the worlds she straddles.

Through Kimberly's tale, writer Jean Kwok, who additionally emigrated from Hong Kong as a tender woman, brings to the web page the lives of numerous immigrants who're stuck among the strain to reach the United States, their accountability to their kin, and their very own own wishes, exposing a global that we not often pay attention approximately. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant woman transforming into up among cultures, surrounded by means of a language and international purely part understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and vintage American immigrant novel—a relocating story of hassle and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that will get misplaced in translation.

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