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Nästan hemma

Jean Kwok

Nästan hemma

Författare: Jean Kwok
Översättare: Gabriella Andersson
Originaltitel: Girl in translation
Genre: Utländsk skönlitteratur
ISBN: 9789170283055
Recensionsdatum: 2011-10-21
Bindning: Pocket

Jean Kwoks debutroman Nästan hemma är en uttalad Oprahfavorit och har nominerats till en rad litterära priser, såsom Good Read Choice Award 2010 och New Voices Award. När Kimberly Chang och hennes mor emigrerar från Hongkong till slummen i Brooklyn, inleder hon snart ett dubbelliv: lysande mönsterelev på dagen och sin mors hjälpande hand i textilfabriken i Chinatown på kvällen. Hon gör sitt yttersta för att dölja den svåra sanningen om sin tillvaro – den ofattbara fattigdomen hon lever i, familjens framtid som vilar på hennes axlar och den hemliga förälskelsen i en av killarna på fabriken, som dock varken delar hennes begåvning eller ambition. Kimberly befinner sig mitt emellan två världar och måste lära sig att balansera de olika roller som krävs av henne. Kwok, som själv emigrerade från Hongkong som barn, berättar en historia om att växa upp mitt emellan två kulturer, omgiven av ett språk och en kultur som man bara delvis förstår. Nästan hemma är en rörande och humoristisk roman om prövningar och triumfer, hjärtesorg och kärlek – och om allt som kan gå förlorat i översättning. ”Dels äventyr, dels självbiografi ... gripande.” – O, Oprah Magazine

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  • 2017-06-23 13:55:42 Jean Kwok
    The little one: "What would you do if I were allergic to #cats?" Me: "We'd have to get rid of you." Then there was a lot of screaming. ;-)

  • 2017-06-22 12:31:58 Jean Kwok
    Article about me in this week's @Libelle, largest magazine in the #Netherlands, hooray! @WME @Meulenhoff… https://t.co/pycvR9YPh1

  • 2017-06-21 12:37:52 Jean Kwok
    Couscous enjoying the sunshine. #MissAdorable #cats #CatsOfTwitter https://t.co/PacoxLT5Gj

  • 2017-06-20 17:28:27 Jean Kwok
    RT @JWillsNYC: So happy to be working with the incredible @JeanKwok on her next novel @WmMorrowBks @HarperCollins @WMEBooks 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.c…

  • 2017-06-20 13:59:56 Jean Kwok
    So. Excited. @JWillsNYC @WmMorrowBks @WME https://t.co/oP86uxrHDh

  • 2017-06-18 11:21:37 Jean Kwok
    With my mother and father- I still miss him! Happy Father's Day, everyone! https://t.co/cFMr4BOgXe

  • 2017-06-15 12:52:15 Jean Kwok
    Cocktails yesterday with my awesome foreign rights agent Tracy Fisher at the lovely @AmbassadeHotel. @WME https://t.co/t2e83dI2nO

  • 2017-06-14 12:16:31 Jean Kwok
    Baking today, jam thingies for the big one's Latin and Greek class tomorrow: https://t.co/7ZX8X47Ktx

  • 2017-06-13 12:47:31 Jean Kwok
    Summer fruit. https://t.co/VZbRPt5VeQ

  • 2017-06-12 15:50:15 Jean Kwok
    RT @poetambassador: Wow! I never realized there are so many Chinese American writers w/ Toisan roots, such as Marilyn Chin, @JeanKwok, & @a…

  • 2017-06-07 13:00:22 Jean Kwok
    Old photo of TV presenter Wim Brands, who sadly passed away last year & producer David Kleijwegt while filming my d… https://t.co/nc8Q2eBx9a

  • 2017-06-04 07:23:10 Jean Kwok
    RT @WangCecillia: We need to be outraged when the president exploits a terrible violent crime to push his discriminatory and illegal policy…

  • 2017-06-01 12:30:01 Jean Kwok
    It's hard to understand how my #cats manage to survive their extremely busy and stressful lives. #CatsOfTwitter https://t.co/r0eYMT90iM

  • 2017-05-31 14:56:38 Jean Kwok
    How much evil can one man do? Trump Poised to Pull U.S. From Paris Climate Accord, via @nytimes https://t.co/i9ED5x2ScI

  • 2017-05-31 12:01:56 Jean Kwok
    Honored to be on this @Bookwitty Summer Reading List alongside @viet_t_nguyen and @pronounced_ing! https://t.co/Gk8lv3uQjy

  • 2017-05-29 12:32:48 Jean Kwok
    Sunny, lovely days... https://t.co/oteYWVujZ6

  • 2017-05-26 14:29:08 Jean Kwok
    RT @inmybook: #FF authors and best wishes for runaway sale numbers on your new books @JeanKwok @DeliaCabe!