• Our Missing Hearts
AUTHOR: Celeste Ng / BOOK CONDITION NOTES: **SIGNED COPY PREORDER** / DESCRIPTION: From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere,a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken fathera former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows to not ask too many questionsstand out too muchor stray too far. For a decadetheir lives have been governed by laws written to preserve ΓÇ£American cultureΓÇ¥ in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperitythe authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidentsespecially those of Asian originand libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatrioticΓÇöincluding the work of BirdΓÇÖs motherMargareta Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems; he doesnΓÇÖt know her work or what happened to herand he knows he shouldnΓÇÖt wonder. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawinghe is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a childthrough the ranks of an underground network of librariansinto the lives of the children who have been takenand finally to New York Citywhere a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change. Our Missing Hearts is an old story made newof the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. ItΓÇÖs a story about the powerΓÇöand limitationsΓÇöof art to create changethe lessons and legacies we pass on to our childrenand how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact.

Our Missing Hearts

  • Product Code: Book
  • SKU: 9780593492543
  • Author: Celeste Ng
  • Condition: new
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • $29.00