Memory piece

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New York : Riverhead Books, 2024.
9780593542101, 059354210X
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286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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New York : Riverhead Books, 2024.
9780593542101, 059354210X


"Three Asian American teenagers meet in the New York suburbs in the 1980s. Drawn together by their shared sense of alienation from their conventionally domestic immigrant families, each wants to live a meaningful life. They envision a future defined by freedom and creativity, but on the brink of adulthood in New York City, their fortunes quickly diverge. Giselle Chin is a performance artist, pushing the boundaries of the form while socializing with the city's artistic and financial elite. Jackie Ong works at tech start-ups during the early dotcom era, as the internet's egalitarian promise is tested against its rampant monetization. Ellen Ng, a community activist, fights against gentrification overwhelming the city's neighborhoods. Their chosen paths separate them, but their friendship sustains and challenges them across huge divides of class, status, and worldview. Decades later, their sense of what is possible has changed, mutating against the hardscrabble realities of work and love. Moving from the 1980s to the 2040s, spanning multiple eras of a changing New York City, Memory Piece explores the roles of art, friendship, and creativity in self-preservation, chronicling three women as they strive to find value in a radically different world than the one they were promised. Ambitious, visionary, and intellectually playful, Memory Piece asks how we define a good life, individually and collectively, and understanding what we do about the direction our society is headed--where do we go from here?"--,Provided by publisher.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ko, L. (2024). Memory piece . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ko, Lisa. 2024. Memory Piece. Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ko, Lisa. Memory Piece Riverhead Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ko, Lisa. Memory Piece Riverhead Books, 2024.

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