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Patriot Number One: American dreams in Chinatown
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New York : Crown Publishers, 2018.
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324 pages ; 24 cm
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In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son of a fisherman, the former owner of a small tea shop, and the spark that had sent his village into an uproarpitting residents against a corrupt local government. Instead, sensing an impending crackdown, Zhuang and his wife, Little Yan, left their infant son with relatives and traveled to America. With few contacts and only a shaky grasp of English, they had to start from scratch. Hilgers follows this dauntless family through a world hidden in plain sight: a byzantine network of employment agencies and language schools, of underground asylum brokers and illegal dormitories that Flushing's Chinese community relies on for survival. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, Hilgers captures the joys and indignities of building a life in a new countryand the stubborn allure of the American dream. --

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In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son of a fisherman, the former owner of a small tea shop, and the spark that had sent his village into an uproarpitting residents against a corrupt local government. Instead, sensing an impending crackdown, Zhuang and his wife, Little Yan, left their infant son with relatives and traveled to America. With few contacts and only a shaky grasp of English, they had to start from scratch. Hilgers follows this dauntless family through a world hidden in plain sight: a byzantine network of employment agencies and language schools, of underground asylum brokers and illegal dormitories that Flushing's Chinese community relies on for survival. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, Hilgers captures the joys and indignities of building a life in a new countryand the stubborn allure of the American dream. --,adapted from Amazon description.
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Hilgers, L. (2018). Patriot Number One: American dreams in Chinatown. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hilgers, Lauren. 2018. Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hilgers, Lauren, Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown. New York: Crown Publishers, 2018.

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Hilgers, Lauren. Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown. New York: Crown Publishers, 2018. Print.

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