One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon – and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind.
Firstly thank you to Grace for my copy to review.
The beauty of being a book blogger is the opportunitiy to discover new genres and authors that we may not otherwise.
This is a chance to read about other eras and other cultures and what happens when the different cultures mix .
A story of belonging,family,loss and friendships.
I too am adopted so always fascinating to read about it and the sense of identity… who are we and where do we come from?
Packed with emotions as it deals with sensitive subjects
A interesting read and very thought provoking .
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Published 26th april