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The Resource Joan is okay : a novel, Weike Wang

Joan is okay : a novel, Weike Wang

Label
Joan is okay : a novel
Title
Joan is okay
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Weike Wang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joan is a thirtysomething ICU physician at a busy New York City hospital. The daughter of Chinese parents who moved to America to secure the American dream for their children, Joan is intensely devoted to her work, happily solitary, successful. She does look up sometimes and wonder where her true roots lie: at the hospital, where her white coat makes her feel needed, or with her family, who try to shape her life according to their own cultural and social expectations. Once Joan and her brother, Fang, were established in their careers, their parents moved back to China, hoping to spend the rest of their lives in their homeland. But when Joan's father suddenly dies and her mother returns to America to reconnect with her children, a series of events sends Joan spiraling out of hr comfort zone just as her hospital, her city, and the world are foced to reckon with a health crisis more devastating than anyone could imagine. Deceptively spare and quietly powerful, laced with sharp humor, Joan Is Okay touches on deeply resonant matters: being Chinese American right now, working in medicine at a high-stakes time, being a woman in a male-dominated workplace, and saying independent within a tight-knit family. But above all, it's a portrait of a remarkable woman so marvelously surprising that you can't get her out of your head." -- Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Weike
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A4585
LC item number
J63 2022
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Physicians
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Epidemics
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Label
Joan is okay : a novel, Weike Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1245248723
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
212 pages ; 22 cm
Isbn
9780525654834
Lccn
2021014473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245248723
Label
Joan is okay : a novel, Weike Wang
Publication
Copyright
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
on1245248723
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
212 pages ; 22 cm
Isbn
9780525654834
Lccn
2021014473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245248723

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