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Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream : A Novel
Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream A Novel
Author: John Derbyshire
This is a magical novel of a Chinese immigrant's coming to terms with himself, his marriage, and America--and the unlikely moral force that guides his life. — Chai is middle-aged, a disillusioned formed Red Guard who escaped China for Hong Kong and then America, where he works in New York as a banker. He and his wife, Ding, are the parents of an ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312156497
ISBN-10: 0312156499
Publication Date: 7/15/1997
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Derbyshire's familiarity with Chinese culture is impressive -- this is a delightful read that skillfully (and humorously) weaves classical Chinese literary references, immigrant aspiration in the face of Communist oppression, Coolidge-esque American wisdom, and good ol' fashioned lust.


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