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The Resource Eat everything before you die : a Chinaman in the counterculture, Jeffery Paul Chan

Eat everything before you die : a Chinaman in the counterculture, Jeffery Paul Chan

Label
Eat everything before you die : a Chinaman in the counterculture
Title
Eat everything before you die
Title remainder
a Chinaman in the counterculture
Statement of responsibility
Jeffery Paul Chan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this original novel, Christopher Columbus Wong, orphan son of a Chinatown bachelor community, is trying to invent a family for himself while all around him American popular culture is reinventing itself with sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll. Christopher finds himself on a wild journey with his gay older brother, Peter, a pan-Pacific TV chef; the defrocked, deranged, and eroding ex-director of a Chinatown settlement house, Reverend Ted Candlewick; the sharp-eyed, conspiring matriarch Auntie Mary, the bridge between the conflicting values that make up this cultural stew; and Uncle Lincoln, a bachelor, short order cook, and, quite possibly, Christopher and Peter's father. Further complicating Christopher's voyage are his ex-wives: Winnie, a Hong Kong immigrant looking for a green card, and Melba, an American orphan of the counterculture." "Set against the backdrop of America's wars in Asia and the assimilation of that experience - the refugees, the stereotypes, the food - Eat Everything Before You Die is an ironic commentary on the identities the children of Chinese American immigrants concoct from their questionable histories, cultural practices, and survival strategies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chan, Jeffery Paul
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H3558
LC item number
E23 2004
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Asian American gays
  • Counterculture
  • Brothers
  • Orphans
  • Gay men
  • Cooks
Label
Eat everything before you die : a Chinaman in the counterculture, Jeffery Paul Chan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55518430
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780295984360
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Eat everything before you die : a Chinaman in the counterculture, Jeffery Paul Chan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55518430
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780295984360
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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