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The Resource The headmaster's wager : a novel, Vincent Lam

The headmaster's wager : a novel, Vincent Lam

Label
The headmaster's wager : a novel
Title
The headmaster's wager
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Lam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English academy in 1960s Saigon and is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of his school. Fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, he is quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country, though he also harbors a weakness for gambling haunts and the women who frequent them. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, choosing instead to read the faces of his opponents at high-stakes mahjong tables. But when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage whom he is able to confide in. But as the complexities of war encroach further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see." --P. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Lam, Vincent
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • School principals
  • Fathers and sons
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Label
The headmaster's wager : a novel, Vincent Lam
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
1375304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780307986467
Lccn
bl2012020679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375304
  • (Sirsi) 1375304
  • (OCoLC)804815475
Label
The headmaster's wager : a novel, Vincent Lam
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
1375304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
426 pages
Isbn
9780307986467
Lccn
bl2012020679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375304
  • (Sirsi) 1375304
  • (OCoLC)804815475

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