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 l. a., Scarlett Chen is way from her local China, the place she labored in a manufacturing facility and fell in love with the landlord, Boss Yeung. Now she’s wearing his child. Already married with 3 daughters, Boss Yeung is extremely joyful 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 along with her imperious housemates. the single person who suits in even much less is Daisy, a lively teen and fellow unwed mom who's being saved except her American boyfriend.
Then a brand new sonogram of Scarlett’s child finds 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 recognize is that her baby’s father isn't really some distance at the back of her.
A River of Stars is an pleasing, wildly unpredictable experience, informed with empathy and wit through an writer the San Francisco Chronicle says “has a deep knowing of the strain of submerged feelings and well mannered, face-saving deceptions.” It’s a shiny exam of domestic and belonging, and a relocating portrayal of a lady made up our minds to construct her personal future.
Advance compliment for A River of Stars
“Vanessa Hua’s debut is a colourful, interesting check out womanhood and how such a lot of women’s lives are formed via their courting to the robust males inside of them. . . . Hua infuses this tale with spirit and humor, exploring the ways that being pregnant and motherhood may be either releasing and entrapping for the ladies who undergo 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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A River of Stars: A Novel by Vanessa Hua