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The family Chao : a novel / Lan Samantha Chang.

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  • ISBN: 9780393868074
  • ISBN: 0393868079
  • Physical Description: 301 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"An acclaimed storyteller returns with "a gorgeous and gripping literary mystery" that explores "family, betrayal, passion, race, culture and the American Dream" (Jean Kwok). The residents of Haven, Wisconsin have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, happy to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. But when brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo Chao is found dead--presumed murdered--his sons find they've drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant's reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James. Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town. "At once a brilliant reimagining of Dostoevsky and a wholly original and gripping story about the passions, rivalries, and searing pressures that roil a singular immigrant family."--Jess Walter, author of The Cold Millions"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Chinese American families > Fiction.
Family-owned business enterprises > Fiction.
Chinese restaurants > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
FICTION / Asian American
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
FICTION / Family Life / General
Chinese American families.
Chinese restaurants.
Family-owned business enterprises.
Family secrets.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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