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A Long Stay in a Distant Land Library Edition
Contributor(s): Chieng, Chieh (Author), Yaegashi, James (Read by)

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ISBN: 0786183128     ISBN-13: 9780786183128
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Binding Type: MP3 CD - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2005
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Annotation: 1 M- Simultaneous release, Blackstone exclusive Chieh Chieng's hilarious and inventive first novel traces three generations of a death-stalked Chinese-American family in Orange County, California A novel about the unexpected ways love and myth work to both sustain and threaten family ties, A Long Stay in a Distant Land introduces a wry and original new voice in American fiction.
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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction
Dewey: FIC
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5.25" W x 7.5" (0.27 lbs)
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Cultural Region - West Coast
- Ethnic Orientation - Chinese
- Geographic Orientation - California
- Locality - Orange County, California
- Topical - Family
Features: Unabridged
Review Citations: Library Journal 02/01/2005 pg. 123
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Publisher Description:
In this funny and inventive novel, the Lums are a death-stalked Chinese American family living in Orange County, California. Ever since Grandpa Melvin was inspired to join the US Army after watching a Popeye movie and--as family lore has it--unleashed a "relentless rain of steel death" upon the Nazis, Lum after Lum has been doomed to an untimely demise, be it by tainted cheeseburger or speeding ice-cream truck. Now young Louis must move back home with his father, Sonny, to prevent him from enacting the revenge he promises. But soon Louis finds himself searching for his long-lost uncle Bo Lum in Hong Kong. As Louis' search progresses, the tragicomic story of three generations of Lums in America is revealed through the eyes of Louis, Sonny, and Grandma Esther.

Contributor Bio(s): Chieng, Chieh: -

Chieh Chieng was born in Hong Kong and moved to Orange County, California, at the age of seven. He graduated from the creative writing program at the University of California, Irvine, and has been published in several literary magazines.

Yaegashi, James: -

James Yaegashi has appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, film, and television roles. He was also a popular radio disc jockey in Japan. His voice-over credits include a featured role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

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