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The Leavers

Audiobook
One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an "all-American boy." But far away from all he's ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his new life with his mother's disappearance and the memories of the family and community he left behind. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It's the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away-and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

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Publisher: HighBridge Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781681685090
  • File size: 428732 KB
  • Release date: May 2, 2017
  • Duration: 14:53:11

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781681685090
  • File size: 428755 KB
  • Release date: May 2, 2017
  • Duration: 15:01:06
  • Number of parts: 17

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Fiction Literature

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English

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. They rename him Daniel Wilkinson in their efforts to make him over into their version of an "all-American boy." But far away from all he's ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his new life with his mother's disappearance and the memories of the family and community he left behind. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging. It's the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away-and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HighBridge
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781681685090
    File size: 428732 KB
    Release date: May 2, 2017
    Duration: 14:53:11

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781681685090
    File size: 428755 KB
    Release date: May 2, 2017
    Duration: 15:01:06
    Number of parts: 17

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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