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Foremost Good Fortune

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Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing, prepared to embrace the inevitable onslaught of new experiences that such a move entails. But Susan cant predict just how much their lives will change.While her husband is consumed with his job, Susan works on finishing her novel and confronting the challenges of day-to-day life in an utterly foreign country: determining the proper way to buy apples at a Chinese megamarket; bribing her little boys to ride the school bus; fielding invitations to mysterious sweater parties and tracking down the faux-purse empire of the infamous Bag Lady; andgetting stuck in an elevator, unable to call for help in Mandarin. Despite the distractions, there are many occasions for joy. From road trips to the Great Wall and bartering for a starter Buddha at the raucous flea market to lighting fireworks in the streets for the Chinese New Year and feasting on the worlds best dumplings in back-alley restaurants, they gradually turn their unfamiliar environs into a true home.Then Susan learns she has cancer. After undergoing treatment inBoston, she returns toBeijing, again as a foreignerbut this time, its her own body in which she feels a stranger. Set against the eternally fascinating backdrop of modern China and full of insight into the trickiest questions of motherhoodHow do you talk to children about death? When is it okay to lie?this wry and poignant memoir is a celebration of family and a candid exploration of mortality and belonging.From the Hardcover edition.


Titel: Foremost Good Fortune
Autoren/Herausgeber: Susan Conley

ISBN/EAN: 9780307595201

Seitenzahl: 304
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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