The Resource Number one Chinese restaurant : a novel, Lillian Li

Number one Chinese restaurant : a novel, Lillian Li

Label
Number one Chinese restaurant : a novel
Title
Number one Chinese restaurant
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lillian Li
Title variation
  • Number 1 Chinese restaurant
  • #1 Chinese restaurant
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by The Millions and Cosmopolitan. An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone's favorite Chinese restaurant. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family's controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father's homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy's older brother, Johnny, and Johnny's daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father's absence and a teenager's silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan's son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive
Summary
A working family that has built a busy life running a beloved Maryland Chinese restaurant is forced by youthful recklessness and a tragedy to confront interpersonal conflicts and the limits of what parents are willing to sacrifice for their children
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664744
Cataloging source
DLC
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Li, Lillian,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.I14
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese restaurants
  • Families
  • Chinese restaurants
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Number one Chinese restaurant : a novel, Lillian Li
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1003193351
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250141309
Lccn
2017042542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
61410AC7-4F23-45CB-84B8-76930B1F6BFB
Label
Number one Chinese restaurant : a novel, Lillian Li
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1003193351
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250141309
Lccn
2017042542
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
61410AC7-4F23-45CB-84B8-76930B1F6BFB

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