River east, river west

Title River east, river west
Names Lescure, Aube Rey.
Book Number DB121402
Title Status Active
Narrator Shih, David.
Lim, Jennifer.
Language English
Annotation "Shanghai, 2007: Fourteen-year-old Alva has always longed for more. Raised by her American expat mother, she's never known her Chinese father, and is certain a better life awaits them in America. But when her mother announces her engagement to their wealthy Chinese landlord, Lu Fang, Alva's hopes are dashed, and so she plots for the next best thing : the American School in Shanghai. Upon admission, though, Alva is surprised to discover an institution run by an exclusive community of expats and the ever-wilder thrills of a city where foreigners can ostensibly act as they please. 1985: In the seaside city of Qingdao, Lu Fang is a young, married man and a lowly clerk in a shipping yard. Though he once dreamed of a bright future, he is one of many casualties in his country's harsh political reforms. So when China opens its doors to the first wave of foreigners in decades, Lu Fang's world is split wide open after he meets an American woman who makes him confront difficult questions about his current status in life, and how much will ever be enough." -- Provided by publisher -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Growing Up Stories - Fiction - GUP
General Fiction - GFI
American fiction - Pre 1970 - 813
American literature in English - 810
LC Subject Americans - China - Fiction
Racially mixed teenagers - Fiction
China - Social life and customs - Fiction
China - Politics and government - Fiction
Shanghai (China) - Fiction
Domestic fiction
Call Number 813.6 AFI
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: Richmond, UK : HarperAudio, 2024. 9780063257887
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