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Girl in Translation

Jean Kwok

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic novel of an American immigrant-a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation. Watch a Video

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grayce Wey

Length:

9h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:29


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:55


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:33