Author/narrator Qian Julie Wang captivates listeners with this poignant and powerful memoir. Speaking from her childhood perspective, Wang vividly describes living with her family in poverty and fear in New York City as undocumented immigrants from China. Her quiet, measured narration is a perfect match for her unsentimental prose. While often heartbreaking, Wang's writing is sparse yet beautiful. Her deeply personal and affecting performance compels one to keep listening even through the most painful moments of her family's struggle to survive. The final chapters are especially moving as Wang candidly reflects on the traumatic events of her life. This standout memoir is even more haunting and memorable in audio. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593455524 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593455531 $76.00
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