Mambo in ChinatowneBook - 2014-06-24
From the bestselling author of Girl in Translation, a novel about a young woman torn between her family duties and her secret escapes into a more Western world. Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York's Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese), Charlie's entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same, tiny apartment with her widower father and her eleven-year-old sister, and works--miserably--as a dishwasher. But when she lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie gains access to a world she hardly knew existed, and everything she once took to be certain turns upside down. Slowly, within this new arenashy, clumsy, unfashionable Charlie's own natural talents begin to emerge, and gradually her perspective, her expectations, and her sense of self all are transformed--something she...
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Group US,, 2014-06-24.
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