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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date January 1, 1998
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802135469
ISBN-10 0802135463
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
At the age of twenty, Ma-chan, 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
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A Quiet Life is an uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction. A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain damaged, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition; and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. Ma-chan and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father accepts a visiting professorship from an American university, Ma-chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and at the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.


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Hardcover
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Reissue edition from Grove Pr (October 1, 1996)
9780802115973 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.00
About: 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
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802135469
 
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from Grove Pr (January 1, 1998)
9780802135469 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.00
About: At the age of twenty, Ma-chan, 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

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