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The Foreigner: a Novel by Francie Lin

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Winner of the EdgarŽ Award for Best First Novel by an American Author Set against the Taiwanese criminal underworld, The Foreigner is Francie Lin's audacious debut novel. A noirish tale about family, fraternity, conscience, and the curious gulf between a man's culture and his deepest self Emerson Chang is a mild mannered bachelor on the cusp of forty, a financial analyst in a neatly pressed suit, a child of Taiwanese immigrants who doesn't speak a word of Chinese, and, well, a virgin. His only real family is his mother, whose subtle manipulations have kept him close&mdashall in the name of preserving an obscure idea of family and culture. But when his mother suddenly dies, Emerson sets out for Taipei to scatter her ashes, and to convey a surprising inheritance to his younger brother, Little P. Now enmeshed in the Taiwanese criminal underworld, Little P seems to be running some very shady business out of his uncle's karaoke bar, and he conceals a secret&mdasha crime that has not only severed him from his family, but may have annihilated his conscience. Hoping to appease both the living and the dead, Emerson isn't about to give up the inheritance until he uncovers Little P's past, and saves what is left of his family. The Foreigner is a darkly comic tale of crime and contrition, and a riveting story about what it means to be a foreigner&mdasheven in one's own family. This 2008 Picador Trade Paperback is in Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9780312364045 SKU: 1136787 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.