Beautiful Country: A Memoir of An Undocumented Childhood Wang, Qian Julie

Beautiful Country: A Memoir of An Undocumented Childhood

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A SCORCHING, POWERFUL NEW MEMOIR OF AN UNDOCUMENTED CHILDHOOD

'Hunger was a constant, reliable friend in Mei Guo. She came second only to loneliness.'

When 7-year old Qian moves to Mei Guo with her mother she doesn't know what to expect from the place, otherwise known as America, that translates to 'Beautiful Country'. In China she was the daughter of Professors, a popular student leading a comfortable middle-class life. In America she simply does not exist.

This is the story of a childhood spent in extreme poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn. From manual labour in a sushi factory to learning English in elementary school, the days spent scavenging the neighbourhood for furniture to emergency treatment in hospital, Qian Julie Wang's memoir is an unforgettable account of what it means to live under the perpetual threat of deportation, where being seen is an act of danger. Told from a child's perspective, in a voice that is intimate, poignant and startlingly lyrical, Beautiful Country is the story of a girl who learns to first live - and then escape - an invisible life.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241514726
BY (AUTHOR) Wang, Qian Julie
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 30, 2021
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Viking
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 388 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Society & Social Sciences

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ORIGINAL PRICE $210.00 SALE PRICE $147.00 DESCRIPTION : A SCORCHING, POWERFUL NEW MEMOIR OF AN UNDOCUMENTED CHILDHOOD'Hunger was a constant, reliable friend in Mei Guo. She came second only to loneliness.'When 7-year old Qian moves to Mei Guo with her mother she doesn't know what to expect from the place, otherwise known as America, that translates to 'Beautiful Country'. In China she was the daughter of Professors, a popular student leading a comfortable middle-class life. In America she simply does not exist. This is the story of a childhood spent in extreme poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn. From manual labour in a sushi factory to learning English in elementary school, the days spent scavenging the neighbourhood for furniture to emergency treatment in hospital, Qian Julie Wang's memoir is an unforgettable account of what it means to live under the perpetual threat of deportation, where being seen is an act of danger. Told from a child's perspective, in a voice that is intimate, poignant and startlingly lyrical, Beautiful Country is the story of a girl who learns to first live - and then escape - an invisible life. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780241514726 BY (AUTHOR) Wang, Qian Julie PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : September 30, 2021 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Viking LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm WEIGHT : 388 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies Society & Social Sciences *This is a fixed price & non-returnable item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.