The Resource Faraway : a novel, Lo Yi-Chin ; translated by Jeremy Tiang

Faraway : a novel, Lo Yi-Chin ; translated by Jeremy Tiang

Label
Faraway : a novel
Title
Faraway
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lo Yi-Chin ; translated by Jeremy Tiang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"A fictionalized version of the author finds himself stranded in mainland China attempting to bring his comatose father home. Lo's father had fled decades ago, abandoning his first family to start a new life in Taiwan. After travel between the two countries becomes politically possible, he returns to visit the son he left behind, only to suffer a stroke. The middle-aged protagonist ventures to China, where he embarks on a protracted struggle with the byzantine hospital regulations while dealing with relatives he barely knows. Meanwhile, back in Taiwan, his wife is about to give birth to their second child. Isolated in a foreign country, Lo mulls over his life, dwelling on his difficult relationship with his father and how becoming a father himself has changed him. Faraway is a powerful meditation on the nature of family and the many ways blood can both unite and divide us. Lo brings a keen sense of irony and sensitivity to everyday absurdity to his depiction of both family dynamics and fraught politics. He offers a deft portrayal of the rift between China and Taiwan through an intimate view of a father-son relationship that bridges this divide. One of the most celebrated writers in Taiwan, Lo has been greatly influential throughout the Chinese-speaking world, but his work has not previously been translated into English. Jeremy Tiang's translation captures Lo's distinctive voice, mordant wit, and nuanced portrayal of Taiwanese culture"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luo, Yijun
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
PL2880.O2326
LC item number
Y825 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tiang, Jeremy
Series statement
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Label
Faraway : a novel, Lo Yi-Chin ; translated by Jeremy Tiang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yuanfang
Bar code
  • 31223139888177
  • 31223139888227
  • 31223139888193
  • 31223139888235
  • 31223139888243
  • 31223139888201
  • 31223139888169
  • 31223139888219
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780231193948
Lccn
2021001274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1226173236
Label
Faraway : a novel, Lo Yi-Chin ; translated by Jeremy Tiang
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yuanfang
Bar code
  • 31223139888177
  • 31223139888227
  • 31223139888193
  • 31223139888235
  • 31223139888243
  • 31223139888201
  • 31223139888169
  • 31223139888219
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780231193948
Lccn
2021001274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1226173236

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