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The Resource The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin

The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin

Label
The unpassing
Title
The unpassing
Statement of responsibility
Chia-Chia Lin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
n Chia-Chia Lin<U+2019>s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together. When ten-year-old Gavin contracts meningitis at school, he falls into a deep, nearly fatal coma. He wakes up a week later to learn that his little sister Ruby was infected, too. She did not survive. Routine takes over for the grieving family: the siblings care for each other as they befriend a neighboring family and explore the woods; distance grows between the parents as they deal with their loss separately. But things spiral when the father, increasingly guilt ridden after Ruby<U+2019>s death, is sued for not properly installing a septic tank, which results in grave harm to a little boy. In the ensuing chaos, what really happened to Ruby finally emerges. With flowing prose that evokes the terrifying beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, Lin explores the fallout after the loss of a child and the way in which a family is forced to grieve in a place that doesn<U+2019>t yet feel like home. Emotionally raw and subtly suspenseful, The Unpassing is a deeply felt family saga that dismisses the American dream for a harsher, but ultimately more profound, reality
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lin, Chia-Chia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Children
  • Grief
  • Alaska
Label
The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780374279363
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018044059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2018044059
  • 678176
Label
The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780374279363
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018044059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2018044059
  • 678176

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