Transoceanic Lights

Transoceanic Lights

by S. Li


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2016 National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ Winner

Leapfrog Fiction Contest Semifinalist

Asheville Award Finalist

Willow Books Literature Award Finalist

TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS chronicles the hardships of a Chinese family after immigrating to the US. The overbearing mother must reconcile the immensity of her sacrifice in the midst of a deteriorating marriage. Her only solace is the distant promise of a better life for her son, who spends his days in school longing for the comfort of his homeland. This is a novel about familial love and discord, the strains of displacement, and the elusive nature of the American Dream.

"S. Li is a singular contribution to the immigrant narrative and a necessary new voice to the growing genre of Asian American literature.” —SAMPAN

"The novel has a strong autobiographical flavor.” —Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941861332
Publisher: Harvard Square Editions
Publication date: 10/15/2016
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

S. Li was born in Guangzhou, China in 1984 and moved to the US in 1989. He graduated with an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard in 2006 and an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 2010. He lives in Boston. Transoceanic Lights is his first novel.

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