By Vanessa Hua
“Vanessa Hua’s debut is an totally soaking up novel.”—Celeste Ng, writer of Little Fires Everywhere
Holed up with different mothers-to-be in a mystery maternity domestic in la, Scarlett Chen is much from her local China, the place she labored in a manufacturing unit and fell in love with the landlord, Boss Yeung. Now she’s wearing his child. Already married with 3 daughters, Boss Yeung is thrilled as the medical professionals have proven that he'll ultimately have the son he has continually sought after. to make sure that his baby has each virtue, Boss Yeung has shipped Scarlett off to provide delivery on American soil. U.S. citizenship will open doorways for his or her little prince.
As Scarlett awaits the baby’s arrival, she chokes down sour medicinal stews and spars together with her imperious housemates. the one person who matches in even much less is Daisy, a lively youngster and fellow unwed mom who's being saved except her American boyfriend.
Then a brand new sonogram of Scarlett’s child unearths the unforeseen. Panicked, she escapes by way of hijacking a van—only to find that she has a stowaway: Daisy, who intends to trace down the daddy of her baby. the 2 flee to San Francisco’s bustling Chinatown, the place Scarlett will sign up for numerous immigrants desperately attempting to grab their piece of the yank dream. What Scarlett doesn’t be aware of is that her baby’s father isn't really a long way in the back of her.
A River of Stars is an interesting, wildly unpredictable experience, advised with empathy and wit via an writer the San Francisco Chronicle says “has a deep figuring out of the strain of submerged feelings and well mannered, face-saving deceptions.” It’s a vibrant exam of domestic and belonging, and a relocating portrayal of a girl decided to construct her personal future.
Advance compliment for A River of Stars
“Vanessa Hua’s debut is a colourful, interesting look at womanhood and how such a lot of women’s lives are formed by means of their courting to the robust males inside them. . . . Hua infuses this tale with spirit and humor, exploring the ways that being pregnant and motherhood might be either releasing and entrapping for the ladies who suffer them. It’s a awesome novel, one that makes transparent the various ways that girls needs to fight to make their lives their own.”—Nylon
“[A] stellar debut novel.”—Bustle
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