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The Resource Days of distraction : a novel, Alexandra Chang

Days of distraction : a novel, Alexandra Chang

Label
Days of distraction : a novel
Title
Days of distraction
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Chang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The plan is to leave. As for how, when, to where, and even why--she doesn't know yet. So begins a journey for the twenty-four-year-old narrator of Days of Distraction. As a staff writer at a prestigious tech publication, she reports on the achievements of smug Silicon Valley billionaires and start-up bros while her own request for a raise gets bumped from manager to manager. When her long-time boyfriend, J, desides to move to a quiet upstate New York town for grad school, she sees an excuse to cut and run. Moving is meant to be a grand gesture of her commitment to J and a way to reshape her sense of self. But in the process, she finds herself facing misgivings about her role in an interracial relationship. Captivated by the stories of her ancestors and other Asian Americans in history, she must confront a question at the core of her identitiy: How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?"-- Provided by publisher
Summary
A marginalized Silicon Valley staff writer moves with her boyfriend to a quiet upstate New York town where she confronts the challenges of their interracial relationship and the questions it raises about her heritage
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10848609
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Alexandra
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H357273
LC item number
D39 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Interracial dating
  • Asian Americans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Moving, Household
Target audience
adult
Label
Days of distraction : a novel, Alexandra Chang
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062951809
Lccn
2019016988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099539379
  • (OCoLC)1099539379
Label
Days of distraction : a novel, Alexandra Chang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062951809
Lccn
2019016988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1099539379
  • (OCoLC)1099539379

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