The Resource A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin

A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin

Label
A map of betrayal : a novel
Title
A map of betrayal
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ha Jin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author of Waiting: a spare, haunting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries--China and the United States--and two families as it explores the complicated terrain of love and honor. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary--an astonishing chronicle of his journey from 1949 Shanghai to Okinawa to Langley, Virginia--reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed. The trail leads Lilian to China, to her father's long-abandoned other family, whose existence she and her Irish American mother never suspected. As Lilian begins to fathom her father's dilemma--torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country--she sees how his sense of duty distorted his life. But as she starts to understand that Gary, too, had been betrayed, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from damaging yet another generation of her family"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jin, Ha
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.I6
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Chinese American women
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Moles (Spies)
  • Spy stories
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Espionage
  • China
  • United States
Label
A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin
Link
  • 9780307911605.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
320
Isbn
9780307911605
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2014008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 725122
  • (DLC)BK0014490215
  • 725122
  • 725122
Label
A map of betrayal : a novel, Ha Jin
Link
  • 9780307911605.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
320
Isbn
9780307911605
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2014008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 725122
  • (DLC)BK0014490215
  • 725122
  • 725122

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