The Resource Chemistry : a novel, Weike Wang

Chemistry : a novel, Weike Wang

Label
Chemistry : a novel
Title
Chemistry
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Weike Wang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, the unnamed narrator of this nimbly wry, concise debut finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. She's tormented by her failed research--and reminded of her delays by her peers, her advisor, and most of all by her Chinese parents, who have always expected nothing short of excellence from her throughout her life. But there's another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from her devoted boyfriend, a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can't make a life before finding success on her own. Eventually, the pressure mounts so high that she must leave everything she thought she knew about her future, and herself, behind. And for the first time, she's confronted with a question she won't find the answer to in a textbook: What do I really want? Over the next two years, this winningly flawed, disarmingly insightful heroine learns the formulas and equations for a different kind of chemistry--one in which the reactions can't be quantified, measured, and analyzed; one that can be studied only in the mysterious language of the heart. Taking us deep inside her scattered, searching mind, here is a brilliant new literary voice that astutely juxtaposes the elegance of science, the anxieties of finding a place in the world, and the sacrifices made for love and family
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Weike
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese Americans
  • Women graduate students
Target audience
general
Label
Chemistry : a novel, Weike Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781524731748
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016038012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01257655
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01257655
  • 342010
Label
Chemistry : a novel, Weike Wang
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781524731748
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016038012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01257655
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01257655
  • 342010

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