9781594485152

Girl in Translation

  • ISBN 13:

    9781594485152

  • ISBN 10:

    1594485151

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/03/2011
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade

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Summary

When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but also herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

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