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The Resource Bestiary : a novel, by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary : a novel, by K-Ming Chang

Label
Bestiary : a novel
Title
Bestiary
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by K-Ming Chang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One evening, Ma tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman's body, named Hu Gu Po. She hungered to eat children, especially their toes. Soon afterwards, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. And more mysterious events follow: Holes in the backyard spit up letters penned by her grandmother; a visiting aunt leaves red on everything she touches; another aunt arrives with eels in her belly. All the while, Daughter is falling for her neighbor, a girl named Ben with mysterious powers of her own. As the two young lovers translate the grandmother's letters, Daughter begins to understand that each woman in her family embodies an old Taiwanese myth--and that she will have to bring her family's secrets to light in order to change their destiny. With a poetic voice of crackling electricity, K Ming Chang is an explosive young writer who combines the wit and fabulism of Helen Oyeyemi with the magical realist aesthetic of Maxine Hong Kingston. Tracing one family's history from Mainland China to Taiwan, from Arkansas to California, Bestiary is a novel of migration, queer lineages, and womanhood"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Kristin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H35733
LC item number
B47 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taiwanese Americans
  • Women
  • Families
  • Myth
Label
Bestiary : a novel, by K-Ming Chang
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
Control code
on1126391842
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780593132586
Lccn
2019040853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126391842
Label
Bestiary : a novel, by K-Ming Chang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1126391842
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780593132586
Lccn
2019040853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1126391842

Library Locations

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      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
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