A Free LifeBook - 2007 | 1st ed.
Follows the fortunes of Nan Wu, who drops out of a U.S. grad school after the repression of the democracy movement in China, hoping to find his voice as a poet while supporting his wife, Pingping, and son, Taotao. After several years of spartan living, Nan and Pingping save enough to buy a Chinese restaurant in suburban Atlanta, setting up double tensions: between Nan's literary hopes and his career, and between Nan and Pingping, who, at the novel's opening, are staying together for the sake of their young boy. While Pingping grows more independent, Nan?amid the dulling minutiae of running a restaurant and worries about mortgage payments, insurance and schooling?slowly snuffs the torch he carries for his first love.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 660 p. ;,25 cm.