A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
At the age of twenty, Ma-chen, a young woman, is forced to redefine her family and her life when she finds herself the head of the household due to her father's acceptance of a visiting professorship at an American university

Blackwell North Amer
A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-Chan, a young woman who at the age of twenty finds herself in an unusual family situation. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though mentally handicapped, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition. The lives of both father and son revolve around their work and each other, and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. She and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father leaves Japan to accept a visiting professorship from a distinguished American university, Ma-Chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.

Baker
& Taylor

At the age of twenty, Ma-Chen, a young woman, is forced to redefine her family and her life when she finds herself the head of the household due to her father's acceptance of a visiting professorship at an American university. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1996, c1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802115973
0802115977
Branch Call Number: OE
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm.

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