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For today I am a boy, Kim Fu

Label
For today I am a boy
Title
For today I am a boy
Statement of responsibility
Kim Fu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Finding one's place in the world can be hard, but sometimes even more elusive, is finding where you fit in your family. Peter Huang and his sisters - elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant - grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter's own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father. At birth, Peter had been given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, powerful king. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl. Drawing comparisons from Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex to the work of Amy Tan. Sensitive, witty, and stunningly assured, Kim Fu's debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one's own path in deference to one laid out by others
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
For today I am a boy, Kim Fu
Label
For today I am a boy, Kim Fu
Publication
Note
Originally published: United States: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2014
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At birth, Peter had been given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, powerful king. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl
Control code
15258686
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 241 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742758169
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2106723
  • (OCoLC)851536154
  • (NZ-SMART)674174

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